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Delete file or directory when virtual machine terminates

  1. /*
  2.   Delete file or directory when virtual machine terminates
  3.   This Java example shows how to delete a particular file or directory
  4.   from filesystem when Java Virtual Machine terminates using
  5.   deleteOnExit method of Java File class.
  6. */
  7.  
  8. import java.io.*;
  9.  
  10. public class DeleteFileWhenVMTerminates {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.    
  14.     //create File object
  15.     File file = new File("C://FileIO//DeleteDemo.txt");
  16.    
  17.     /*
  18.      * To delete a particular file or directory when Java VM exits, use
  19.      * void deleteOnExit() method.
  20.      *
  21.      * This method request to delete a specified file or directory to be deleted
  22.      * when virtual machine terminates normally.
  23.      *
  24.      */
  25.    
  26.      file.deleteOnExit();
  27.    
  28.      /*
  29.       * Please note that, once deletion has been requested, it is not possible to
  30.       * cancel that operation.
  31.       */
  32.   }
  33. }