Deletes a file from disk / storage media.

declare function Kill ( byref filename as const string ) as long

result = Kill( filename )

The filename is the name of the disk file to delete. If the file is not in the current directory, the path must also be given as path/file.

Return Value:
Returns zero (0) on success, or non-zero on error.

Kill deletes a file from disk / storage media.

The error code returned by Kill can be checked using Err in the next line. The function version of Kill returns directly the error code as a 32 bit Long.

Dim filename As String = "file.ext"
Dim result As Integer = Kill( filename )

If result <> 0 Then Print "error trying to kill " ; filename ; " !"

Platform Differences:
On some platforms, Kill may be able to remove folders and read-only files. Whether it succeeds or fails here is not currently defined. It may be necessary to check the attributes of the file you are deleting, and decide accordingly whether you want to try Killing it.

Differences from QB:
See also:
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