Java IO Tutorial - Java File.delete()


File.delete() has the following syntax.

public boolean delete()


In the following code shows how to use File.delete() method.

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public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    // create new file
    File f = new File("test.txt");

    // tries to delete a non-existing file
    boolean bool = f.delete();

    System.out.println("File deleted: " + bool);


The code above generates the following result.