Apr 6, 2012

C Program to delete a file.

Write a C Program to delete a file.
To delete a file in c, We use the remove macro, which is defined in stdio.h. remove macro takes filename with extension as its argument and deletes the file, if it is in the directory and returns the zero, if deleted successfully.
Note that deleted file does not goes to the recycle bin, it is going to delete permanently.
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    FILE *fp;
    char filename[20];
    int status;
    printf("\nEnter the file name:\n\n");
    fp = fopen(filename, r);
    if(fp == NULL)
        printf("Error:  file not found! check the directory!!\n\n");
    status = remove(file_name);
    if( status == 0 )
    printf("%s file deleted successfully.\n",file_name);
        printf("Unable to delete the file\n");
    return 0;
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