Perl 5 version 8.9 documentation
Deletes a list of files. Returns the number of files successfully deleted.
unlinkwill not attempt to delete directories unless you are superuser and the -U flag is supplied to Perl. Even if these conditions are met, be warned that unlinking a directory can inflict damage on your filesystem. Finally, using
unlinkon directories is not supported on many operating systems. Use
If LIST is omitted, uses