Java Delete Directory Example

Chapter: File Last Updated: 03-09-2016 12:39:39 UTC

Program:

            /* ............... START ............... */
                
import java.io.File;

public class JavaDeleteDirectory {

	public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
		deleteDir(new File("c:\\temp"));
	}

	public static boolean deleteDir(File dir) {
		if (dir.isDirectory()) {
			String[] children = dir.list();
			for (int i = 0; i < children.length; i++) {
				boolean success = deleteDir(new File(dir, children[i]));
				if (!success) {
					return false;
				}
			}
		}
		return dir.delete();
	}
}
                /* ............... END ............... */
        

Output

The directory is deleted.

Tags

Delete Directory, Java, File

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