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Delete file or directory

  1. /*
  2.   Delete file or directory
  3.   This Java example shows how to delete a particular file or directory from
  4.   filesystem using delete method of Java File class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.io.*;
  8.  
  9. public class DeleteFileOrDirectory {
  10.  
  11.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  12.    
  13.     //create file object
  14.     File file = new File("C://FileIO/DeleteDemo.txt");
  15.    
  16.     /*
  17.      * To delete a file or directory from filesystem, use
  18.      * boolean delete() method of File class.
  19.      *
  20.      * This method returns true if file or directory successfully deleted. If
  21.      * the file is a directory, it must be empty.
  22.      */
  23.    
  24.      boolean blnDeleted = file.delete();
  25.    
  26.      System.out.println("Was file deleted ? : " + blnDeleted);
  27.    
  28.     /*
  29.      * Please note that delete method returns false if the file did not exists or
  30.      * the directory was not empty.
  31.      */
  32.   }
  33. }
  34.  
  35. /*
  36. Output would be
  37. Was file deleted ? : true
  38. */