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Delete files in a folder

vishwasanj

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Dec 27, 2016

Hi All,

 

Is there a way to delte all .txt,.csv,.jrn and .png files in a folder before running a script to repopulate everything?

 

I do want to keep my. json file in the same folder.

 

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time and effort.

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txnelson

Super User

Joined:

Jun 22, 2012

Solution

Oops, the word() functions reference should have been

If(word(-1,Y[i],".") == "txt"

negative values indicate to count from the right, positive values count from the left

Go to

     Help==>Scripting Index==Functions==>Character==>Word

for documentation and example

Jim
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txnelson

Super User

Joined:

Jun 22, 2012

You can use

Y = Files In Directory( <Path"=> );

to get the files, and then loop through the list of files and determine if the file is of the type you want to delete, and then delete it 

If(word(=1,Y[i],".") == "txt",
    r= Delete File(<path> || Y[i]);
);
Jim
vishwasanj

Frequent Contributor

Joined:

Dec 27, 2016

Is there a way to count from the left as I have "." in the name also?
txnelson

Super User

Joined:

Jun 22, 2012

Solution

Oops, the word() functions reference should have been

If(word(-1,Y[i],".") == "txt"

negative values indicate to count from the right, positive values count from the left

Go to

     Help==>Scripting Index==Functions==>Character==>Word

for documentation and example

Jim