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#2794 new Feature Request

FileDelete ability to remove the file stream

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Simple API can delete :somedata stream
DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'bool', 'DeleteFileW', 'wstr', 'test.txt:somedata')

but FileDelete can`t
FileDelete('test.txt:somedata')

Test code:

FileClose(FileOpen('test.txt:somedata', 1))
FileDelete('test.txt:somedata') ;FALSE
DllCall('kernel32.dll', 'bool', 'DeleteFileW', 'wstr', 'test.txt:somedata') ;OK

Is it bug? or possible to improve the FileDelete?

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by TicketCleanup

  • Version 3.3.12.0 deleted

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comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Melba23

Given that it is so simple to do, what is preventing you from writing a simple 2 line wrapper function to do this in your own scripts when needed? Why bloat the core function?

M23

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Mat

Melba23,

I think AutoIt is almost certainly calling DeleteFile internally, this is just a change to the definition of a "path" when it comes to deleting files.

Since Jon is looking at the way paths are handled in internal functions at the moment hopefully this is a trivial fix that would make FileDelete a little more versatile.

Though it doesn't even require a custom function as _WinAPI_DeleteFile will already do this.

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