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How can I delete files from delphi in Runtime???

Note: I don't want to use the winexec


regards

Ricardo
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Question by:AngelFireMateo
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by:Epsylon
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Use DeleteFile('filename')
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by:lantero
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uses SysUtils;

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// erase the file //

 DeleteFile('C:/temporal/file.txt');

ensure that the file exists with the function

 FileExists(filename: string): boolean;

and take care the file permissions if you are under NT.
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YodaMage earned 90 total points
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Even with permissions and FileExists, you also need to be sure that file is not in use, hence an exception raised from the share.

Try
 if FileExists('C:/temporal/file.txt') then
 DeleteFile('C:/temporal/file.txt')
else
 MessageDlg('File Not Found', mtWarning, [mbOK], 0);
except
 MessageDlg('Operation Failed', mtWarning, [mbOK], 0);
end;




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by:AngelFireMateo
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thank's that's what I was looking for
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