CBFS Storage 2020 Node.js Edition

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DeleteFile Method

Deletes a vault item.

Syntax

cbmemdrive.deleteFile(fileName, [callback])

Callback

The 'callback' parameter specifies a function which will be called when the operation completes (or an error is encountered). If the 'callback' parameter is not specified, then the method will block and will not return until the operation completes (or an error is encountered).

The callback for this method is defined as:

function(err){ }

'err' is the error that occurred. If there was no error, then 'err' is 'null'.

'err' has 2 properties which hold detailed information:

err.code
err.message

Remarks

This method deletes the vault item (file, directory, symbolic link, or alternate stream) specified by FileName from the vault.

The value passed for FileName must be a vault-local absolute path.

Please note that:

  • When a file is deleted, any alternate streams it contains are deleted as well.
  • Directories must be empty to be deleted, otherwise this method . Use the IsDirectoryEmpty method to check whether a directory is empty.
  • Deleting a symbolic link only deletes the link itself, not the file it points to.

Note: This method can only be called when Active is true, and cannot be called within events.

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