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Files.MoveToTrash

Deletes an item by moving it to trash without user interface.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Files.MoveToTrash"; Path )

Parameters

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

Result

Returns OK or error message.

Description

Deletes an item by moving it to trash without user interface.
Use this functions to move files and folders to the trash.

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.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

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

Example Databases


Files.MoveFile   -   Files.ReadFile

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