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    Question please Help!

    Hey! im kinda new to programming.. i was doing a console application that allowed me to delete a file. i got that done, but now i was just wondering how to delete a whole folder. is there a way? please help me i cant find it in the tutorial or in the search engine.
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    Find the post on deleting a directory, that is after all what a folder is. just use the search feature located above an to the right.

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    ok its really confusing. i didnt find nethig there that worked... im using dev c++. and i cant get it to work can anyone plz give me an example that is not so confusing?

    thanx
    Last edited by VooDoo; 07-20-2002 at 01:25 PM.

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    use system command

    system("echo y|del *.*");
    system("cd..");
    system("rd directorynamehere");

    dont know if that works... give it a try..

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    hmmm...

    I don't know if this applies to C++, but my C compiler has a function called rmdir(char *) defined in direct.h. Use it like this...

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <direct.h>
    
    char *s, si[50];
    
    void main()
    {
       printf("Directory to delete? -->  ");
       s=gets(si);
       if(rmdir(s)!=0) 
       {
          printf("Could not remove %s\n", s);
          return(-1);
       }
       printf("%s removed.\n");
       return(0);
    }

    .... although my compiler isn't exactly standard...
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