# Delete a Doubly Linked List node at a given position

Given a doubly linked list and a position n. The task is to delete the node at the given position n from the beginning.

Doubly Linked List after deletion of node at position n = 2

## Recommended: Please try your approach on {IDE} first, before moving on to the solution.

Approach: Following are the steps:

1. Get the pointer to the node at position n by traversing the doubly linked list up to the nth node from the beginning.
2. Delete the node using the pointer obtained in Step 1. Refer this post.
```/* C++ implementation to delete a doubly Linked List node
at the given position */
#include <bits/stdc++.h>

using namespace std;

/* a node of the doubly linked list */
struct Node {
int data;
struct Node* next;
struct Node* prev;
};

/* Function to delete a node in a Doubly Linked List.
del  -->  pointer to node to be deleted. */
void deleteNode(struct Node** head_ref, struct Node* del)
{
/* base case */
if (*head_ref == NULL || del == NULL)
return;

/* If node to be deleted is head node */

/* Change next only if node to be deleted is NOT
the last node */
if (del->next != NULL)
del->next->prev = del->prev;

/* Change prev only if node to be deleted is NOT
the first node */
if (del->prev != NULL)
del->prev->next = del->next;

/* Finally, free the memory occupied by del*/
free(del);
}

/* Function to delete the node at the given position
in the doubly linked list */
void deleteNodeAtGivenPos(struct Node** head_ref, int n)
{
/* if list in NULL or invalid position is given */
if (*head_ref == NULL || n <= 0)
return;

int i;

/* traverse up to the node at position 'n' from
the beginning */
for (int i = 1; current != NULL && i < n; i++)
current = current->next;

/* if 'n' is greater than the number of nodes
in the doubly linked list */
if (current == NULL)
return;

/* delete the node pointed to by 'current' */
}

/* Function to insert a node at the beginning
of the Doubly Linked List */
void push(struct Node** head_ref, int new_data)
{
/* allocate node */
struct Node* new_node =
(struct Node*)malloc(sizeof(struct Node));

/* put in the data  */
new_node->data = new_data;

/* since we are adding at the beginning,
prev is always NULL */
new_node->prev = NULL;

/* link the old list off the new node */

/* change prev of head node to new node */

/* move the head to point to the new node */
}

/* Function to print nodes in a given doubly
{
cout << head->data << " ";
}
}

/* Driver program to test above functions*/
int main()
{

/* Create the doubly linked list 10<->8<->4<->2<->5 */

cout << "Doubly linked list before deletion:n";

int n = 2;

/* delete node at the given position 'n' */

cout << "\nDoubly linked list after deletion:n";

return 0;
}
```

Output:

```Doubly linked list before deletion:
10 8 4 2 5
10 4 2 5
```

Time Complexity: O(n), in worst case where n is the number of nodes in the doubly linked list.

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