The fs.unlink() method is used to remove a file or symbolic link from the filesystem. This function does not work on directories, therefore it is recommended to use fs.rmdir() to remove a directory.
fs.unlink( path, callback )
Parameters: This method accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:
- path: It is a string, Buffer or URL which represents the file or symbolic link which has to be removed.
- callback: It is a function that would be called when the method is executed.
- err: It is an error that would be thrown if the method fails.
Below examples illustrate the fs.unlink() method in Node.js:
Example 1: This example removes a file from the filesystem.
Files present in directory: example_file.txt index.js package.json Deleted file: example_file.txt Files present in directory: index.js package.json
Example 2: This example removes a symbolic link from the filesystem.
Symbolic link to example_file.txt created Files present in directory: example_file.txt index.js package.json symlinkToFile Deleted Symbolic Link: symlinkToFile Files present in directory: example_file.txt index.js package.json