B.16 DeleteTask

Deletes a file or directory, or set of files defined by a fileset. See Appendix D, Core Types for information on Filesets.

Table B.18: Attributes

file String The file that is to be deleted. You either have to specify this attribute, dir, or use a fileset. n/aYes (or dir)
dir String The directory that is to be deleted. You either have to specify this attribute, file, or use a fileset. n/aYes (or file)
verbose Boolean Used to force listing of all names of deleted files.n/aNo
quiet Boolean

If the file does not exist, do not display a diagnostic message or modify the exit status to reflect an error. This means that if a file or directory cannot be deleted, then no error is reported.

This setting emulates the -f option to the Unixrmcommand. Default is false meaning things are verbose

failonerror Boolean If this attribute is set to true, DeleteTask will verbose on errors but the build process will not be stopped. false No
includeemptydirs Boolean Determines if empty directories are also to be deleted. false No

B.16.1 Examples

<!-- Delete a specific file -->
<delete file="/tmp/foo.bar" />

<!-- Delete a directory -->
<delete dir="/tmp/darl" includeemptydirs="true" verbose="true" failonerror="true" />

<!-- Delete using a fileset -->
    <fileset dir="/tmp">
        <include name="*.bar" />

B.16.2 Supported Nested Tags