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How do I delete a file?

Ok, every time I run my little application it leaves behind a text file called C:\debug.txt.

I would like my app to delete this.  

What command/code do I need to use in VC++ to delete this file?  

Thank you!
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shaolinfunk
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phoffricCommented:
One approach:
http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/cstdio/remove/
/* remove example: remove myfile.txt */
#include <stdio.h>

int main ()
{
  if( remove( "myfile.txt" ) != 0 )
    perror( "Error deleting file" );
  else
    puts( "File successfully deleted" );
  return 0;
}

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phoffricCommented:
For full path, you may need \\ as in:
remove("c:\\debug.txt");

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phoffricCommented:
Oh, I forgot to mention that you should close your file before deleting it.
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shaolinfunkAuthor Commented:
Works like a charm.  Thanks phoffric!
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phoffricCommented:
You didn't mention how you open and close, but in case you need this, here is sample code from:
     http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/iostream/ofstream/close/
     // ofstream::open
#include <fstream>
using namespace std;

int main () {

  ofstream outfile;

  outfile.open ("test.txt", ofstream::out | ofstream::app);
  outfile << "This sentence is appended to the file content\n";
  outfile.close();

  return 0;
}

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phoffricCommented:
Anytime. :)
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shaolinfunkAuthor Commented:
yes, thank you for that additional info...i closed the file by using:

outfile.close();
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