How to delete a file or folder in Python?

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In this answer, We have shared how to delete a file or folder using Python. Use the following python code:

os.remove() removes a file.

os.rmdir() removes an empty directory.

shutil.rmtree() deletes a directory and all its contents.

Path objects from the Python 3.4+ pathlib module also expose these instance methods:

  • pathlib.Path.unlink() removes a file or symbolic link.
  • pathlib.Path.rmdir() removes an empty directory.

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