Perl unlink Function

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Description

This function deletes the files specified by LIST, or the file specified by $_ otherwise. Be careful while using this function because there is no recovering once a file gets deleted.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

unlink LIST

unlink

Return Value

This function returns the number of files deleted.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage, create two files t1.txt and t2.txt in /tmp directory and then use the following program to delete these two files:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

unlink( "/tmp/t1.txt", "/tmp/t2.txt" );

When above code is executed, it produced following result

Both the files t1.txt and t2.txt will be deleted from /tmp.


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