The fs.unlinkSync() method is used to synchronously 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.unlinkSync( path )
Parameters: This method accepts one parameter 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.
Below examples illustrate the fs.unlinkSync() method in Node.js:
Example 1: This example removes a file from the filesystem.
Files present in directory: index.html index.js package.json readme.md File readme.md is deleted Files present in directory: index.html index.js package.json
Example 2: This example removes a symbolic link from the filesystem.
Symbolic link to readme.md created Files present in directory: index.html index.js package.json readme.md symlinkToReadme Symbolic link to readme.md deleted Files present in directory: index.html index.js package.json readme.md
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