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Python program to delete a file

Here, we will write a Python program to delete a file present in the same folder as the program.
Submitted by Shivang Yadav, on March 17, 2021

Python programming language allows its users to manipulate the files, you can rename a file or even delete it using python commands.

The methods that can be used to perform these tasks are imported in the python program using os library in python.

Deleting a file

Deleting a file will simply delete the given file from its directory. This is done using remove() method present in os library.

Syntax:

os.remove()

The method accepts the path or path of the file to be deleted.

We can delete a file present in your system using remove() method by entering the full path of the file to the function.

Here, we will see how to delta a file present in the same directory. For this, we need to directly pass the name of the directory in python.

Program to delete a file in python

# importing os library...
import os

# main method 
def main():
    # removing file using remove method 
    os.remove("data.txt")
    print("File 'data.txt' is deleted!")

if __name__=="__main__":main()

Output:

File 'data.txt' is deleted!

Explanation:

In the above code, we have deleted the file data.txt using the os.remove() method.

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