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๐Ÿงน Delete or remove a file in Go

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To delete/remove a file in Go, use the built-in os.Remove() function:

package main

import (

func main() {
    if err := os.Remove("testfile.txt"); err != nil {

If the file exists, the function removes the file without any error. If there is some problem, it returns an error of type *os.PathError. For example, if the file does not exist, the error is:

2022/04/05 06:16:05 remove testfile.txt: no such file or directory
exit status 1

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