* Daniel Carrera (dcarrera / math.umd.edu) wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've read through the Pickaxe documentation, and the output from 'ri'.  I 
> want to delete a directory, but I honestly can't figure out how.  The File 
> class doesn't seem to have a method for this.

emiel@marvin:/usr/lib/ruby/1.8> ri Dir.delete
------------------------------------------------------------ Dir::delete
     Dir.delete( aString ) -> 0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Deletes the named directory. Raises a subclass of SystemCallError
     if the directory isn't empty.

If you are using Ruby 1.8 you should check out 'FileUtils'. It allows
you to do recursive deletes among other things.

Emiel
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