MATLAB Function Reference    

Delete files or graphics objects

Graphical Interface

As an alternative to the delete function, you can delete files using the Current Directory browser.



delete filename deletes the named file from the disk. The filename may include an absolute pathname or a pathname relative to the current directory. The filename may also include wildcards, (*).

delete(h) deletes the graphics object with handle h. The function deletes the object without requesting verification even if the object is a window.

delete('filename') is the function form of delete. Use this form when the filename is stored in a string.


To delete all files with a .mat extension in the ../mytests/ directory, type

To delete a directory, use rmdir rather than delete:

See Also

dir, edit, mkdir, rmdir, type

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