It is very easy to delete a file using Python. There are a few different ways to delete a file, but os.remove() is the simplest of them all.
The os module provides large number functions to interact with an operating system and the file system is part of every of them. We will focus on the os.remove() method for now.
The syntax for the remove() method is as follows:
Here is an example for removing file(s) from a peculiar location.
import os def remove_file(path): if os.path.isfile(path): os.remove(path) return True return False location = “/home/user/sample” if os.path.isdir(location): for filename in os.listdir(location): remove_file(os.path.join(location, filename)) else: remove_file(location)
This code will delete all the files present in /home/user/sample except directories, so it will never end up deleting everything from root (“/”).