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Delete a file from within Java

  
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import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

/**
 * Delete a file from within Java
 * 
 * @author Ian F. Darwin, http://www.darwinsys.com/
 * @version $Id: Delete.java,v 1.5 2004/02/09 03:33:47 ian Exp $
 */
public class Delete {
  public static void main(String[] argv) throws IOException {

    // Construct a File object for the backup created by editing
    // this source file. The file probably already exists.
    // My editor creates backups by putting ~ at the end of the name.
    File bkup = new File("Delete.java~");
    // Quick, now, delete it immediately:
    bkup.delete();
  }
}


           
         
    
  










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