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Java Programming [Archive] - Deleting directories
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Posts:38
Registered: 4/24/04
Deleting directories  
Jul 29, 2004 1:56 PM



 
Hi,
I have this app (it is same all along my posts in this forum guys!!! :) ). When deletting a directory (MS platform) the operation not always succed. See this code:

File myFile = new File(myPathTo_a_folder);
if (myFile.exists() )
if (myFile.delete() )
do_something
else
display_a_warnning

Sometimes myFile.delete() returns a false value and i want to know why. How can i do that because no exception occurs, and what can be causing any trouble ?

Many thanks,
Marla.

 

Posts:2,206
Registered: 8/15/02
Re: Deleting directories  
Jul 29, 2004 2:03 PM (reply 1 of 2)



 
Don't know about windoze, but on unix you can not delete a directory without first deleteing all it's contents
 

Posts:648
Registered: 6/26/00
Re: Deleting directories  
Jul 29, 2004 2:09 PM (reply 2 of 2)



 
JavaDoc on File.delete()

"Deletes the file or directory denoted by this abstract pathname. If this pathname denotes a directory, then the directory must be empty in order to be deleted. "

or during your run, that directory is locked, then you can't delete before something release the lock.

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