Python os.unlink() Method

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Description

The method unlink() removes (deletes) the file path.If the path is a directory, OSError is raised.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for unlink() method:

os.unlink(path)

Parameters

  • path -- This is the path, which is to be removed.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of unlink() method.

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# listing directories
print "The dir is: %s" %os.listdir(os.getcwd())

os.unlink("aa.txt")

# listing directories after removing path
print "The dir after removal of path : %s" %os.listdir(os.getcwd())

When we run above program, it produces following result:

The dir is:
 [ 'a1.txt','aa.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','tutorialsdir','amrood.admin' ]
The dir after removal of path : 
[ 'a1.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','tutorialsdir','amrood.admin' ]



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