Powershell script to delete a file

1.Need a powershell script to delete two files  (channel.ks and security.csp) in a particular location

first need to check the files are present in the location..if so delete them else exit


2.Need a powershell script to delete this folder c:\program files\agent

Need to check whether  folder exists in the path..if so delete else exit
Suresh KumarAsked:
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
I have more expertise in Unix scripting, but this seems to work in PowerShell.
$FilePath="c:\temp"
if (Test-Path "$FilePath\channel.ks")
  {
    Remove-Item -path "$FilePath\channel.ks"
  }
if (Test-Path "$FilePath\security.ksp")
  {
    Remove-Item -path "$FilePath\security.ksp"
  }
if (Test-Path "c:\program files\agent")
  {
    Remove-Item -path "c:\program files\agent" -recurse
  }

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You need to set the variable on the first line to the directory where the 2 files exist.  If they exist and you have permission to remove them, they should be removed.  Same thing with the directory (everything in the directory will be removed, if anything is there).  You probably need to run PowerShell as administrator to remove the directory.

You also need to have an execution policy set up to run scripts on your system.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Usually it is much simpler to just ignore the error raised if the file is not there:
Remove-Item C:\Temp\channel.ks -ea SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item C:\Temp\security.ksp -ea SilentlyContinue

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as you do not want to do anything specific in case they do not exist.
This is another way, which allows for rasing (error) exceptions e.g. because of file locks or missing privleges:
Get-Item C:\Temp\channel.ks, C:\Temp\security.ksp -ea SilentlyContinue | Remove-Item -force
Get-Item 'c:\program files\agent'  -ea SilentlyContinue | Remove-Item -recurse -force

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