DeleteFile

DeleteFile["file"]
deletes a file.

DeleteFile[{"file1","file2",}]
deletes a list of files.

DetailsDetails

  • DeleteFile returns Null if it succeeds in deleting files, and $Failed if it fails.
  • DeleteFile also works on cloud objects, local objects, permissions groups, and databins.
  • File["path"] may be used to specify a file name.

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Basic Examples  (1)Basic Examples  (1)

Copy a file and copy it into the new directory:

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The file is there:

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Delete the file:

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The file is no longer there:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)
| Updated in 2016
(11.0)