Golang program to delete an empty directory

Here, we are going to learn how to delete an empty directory in Golang (Go Language)?
Submitted by Nidhi, on April 11, 2021

Problem Solution:

In this program, we will delete a specified empty directory using os.Remove() function.

Program/Source Code:

The source code to delete an empty directory is given below. The given program is compiled and executed on the ubuntu 18.04 operating system successfully.

// Golang program to delete an empty directory

package main

import "fmt"
import "os"

func main() {
	err := os.Remove("MyDir")
	if err != nil {
		fmt.Println("Unable to remove directory")
	} else {
		fmt.Println("MyDir directory removed successfully")


MyDir directory removed successfully


In the above program, we declare the package main. The main package is used to tell the Go language compiler that the package must be compiled and produced the executable file. Here, we imported the fmt, os packages then we can use a function related to the fmt and os package.

In the main() function, we removed the "MyDir" directory using os.Remove() function and print the "MyDir directory removed successfully" message on the console screen.

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