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Python Program to delete a file

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

Ever wanted to delete a file, that too from a Python program, with a few lines of code? Well, you are in the right place. Today we are going to learn how we are going to be deleting a file by using Python.

Note: We will be importing the os library and going to use the os.remove() function to remove the desired file. If you don’t have os library, then open Command Prompt and write pip install os, to install the required os library.

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Below is the Python implementation –






import os
print ("Enter 'quit' for exiting the program")
filename = input('Enter the name of the file, that is to be deleted : ')
if filename == 'quit':
    exit()
else:
    print ('\nStarting the removal of the file !')
    os.remove(filename)
      
    print ('\nFile, ', filename, 'The file deletion is successfully completed !!')
  
             

Output:
The desired file to be deleted:
Organized Folder

Sample run of the program
Organized Folder

When we enter the name of the file to be deleted:
Organized Folder

The deletion:
Organized Folder

The Working:
Organized Folder

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