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Delete file using Java IO API


public class Delete {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String fileName = "file.txt";
    // A File object to represent the filename
    File f = new File(fileName);

    // Make sure the file or directory exists and isn't write protected
    if (!f.exists())
      throw new IllegalArgumentException(
          "Delete: no such file or directory: " + fileName);

    if (!f.canWrite())
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("Delete: write protected: "
          + fileName);

    // If it is a directory, make sure it is empty
    if (f.isDirectory()) {
      String[] files = f.list();
      if (files.length > 0)
        throw new IllegalArgumentException(
            "Delete: directory not empty: " + fileName);

    // Attempt to delete it
    boolean success = f.delete();

    if (!success)
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("Delete: deletion failed");



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