Delete files in a directory in c++

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I need to delete all files with extension ".txt" form a specific folder in C++.
How do I do this?

I do not wnat to use system("del *.txt");

Question by:jas123
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    Assuming that you are using BCB...
    Check out online help for FindFirst(..) .
    It is under file management utilities.
    With FindFirst you can locate the first occurence of a file matching the criteria you want (*.txt) in your case...
    From the structure TSerchRec you can get the ansistring contains the filename.
    After you obtain with those the filename in an AnsiString you can use:
    DeleteFile(AnsiString Filename) to delete.

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    Is this question abandoned? Wasn't gotkas comment sufficient? do you need an example? is it kerry or is it bush?

    Please let us know jas.


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