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Files.MoveToTrash

Deletes the file by moving it to trash without user interface.

Component: Files
Version: 2.8
Mac OS X: Yes
Windows: Yes
Server: Yes
FileMaker Cloud: Yes

MBS( "Files.MoveToTrash"; Path )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Path The native file path to the file to be deleted. "/Users/John/Desktop/test.txt"

Result

Returns OK or error message.

Description

Deletes the file by moving it to trash without user interface.
This function needs a native path. Please use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath function in order to convert a FileMaker style path to a native path.
It is possible that the OS decides to not delete the file and fail (e.g. due to permission errors) or that the medium does not have a trash, so the file is deleted right away.

Examples

Delete a file on desktop on Mac by moving it to trash:

$r = MBS("Files.MoveToTrash"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/testing.fp7")

Delete a file on desktop on Windows by moving it to trash:

$r = MBS("Files.MoveToTrash"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\testing.fp7")

See also


Files.MoveFile   -   Files.ReadFile

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Links
MBS REAL studio tutorial videos - Pfarrgemeinde St. Arnulf Nickenich