Python | os.remove() method
OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.
All functions in os module raise OSError in the case of invalid or inaccessible file names and paths, or other arguments that have the correct type, but are not accepted by the operating system.
os.remove() method in Python is used to remove or delete a file path. This method can not remove or delete a directory. If the specified path is a directory then OSError will be raised by the method.
os.rmdir() can be used to remove directory.
Syntax: os.remove(path, *, dir_fd = None)
path: A path-like object representing a file path. A path-like object is either a string or bytes object representing a path.
dir_fd (optional) : A file descriptor referring to a directory. The default value of this parameter is None.
If the specified path is absolute then dir_fd is ignored.
Note: The ‘*’ in parameter list indicates that all following parameters (Here in our case ‘dir_fd’) are keyword-only parameters and they can be provided using their name, not as positional parameter.
Return Type: This method does not return any value.
file.txt has been removed successfully
Traceback (most recent call last): File "osremove.py", line 11, in os.remove(path) IsADirectoryError: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/home/User/Documents/ihritik'
[Errno 21] Is a directory: '/home/User/Documents/ihritik' File path can not be removed
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