File delete() method in Java with Examples
The delete() function is a part of File class in Java . This function deletes an existing file or directory. If the file is deleted then the function returns true else returns false
public boolean delete()
boolean var = file.delete();
Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Type: The function returns boolean data type representing whether the new file is deleted or not.
Exception: This method throws Security Exception: if the write access to the file is denied.
Below programs illustrates the use of delete() function:
Example 1: The file “F:\\program.txt” is a existing file in F: Directory.
Example 2: The file “F:\\program1.txt” does not exist
File was not deleted
Note: The programs might not run in an online IDE. Please use an offline IDE and set the path of the file.