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Delete directories recursively in Java

Is there a way to delete entire directories recursively in Java?

In the normal case it is possible to delete an empty directory. However when it comes to deleting entire directories with contents, it is not that simple anymore.

How do you delete entire directories with contents in Java?



You should check out Apache’s commons-io. It has a FileUtils class that will do what you want.

FileUtils.deleteDirectory(new File("directory"));