node-delete

Delete files, folders in Nodejs using globs.

It also protects you against deleting the current working directory and above.

Install

$ npm install --save node-delete

Usage

var del = require('node-delete');

del(['tmp/*.js', '!tmp/d.js'], function (err, paths) {
    console.log('Deleted files/folders:\n', paths.join('\n'));
});

Beware

The glob pattern ** matches all children and the parent.

So this won't work:

del.sync(['public/assets/**', '!public/assets/goat.png']);

You have to explicitly ignore the parent directories too:

del.sync(['public/assets/**', '!public/assets', '!public/assets/goat.png']);

API

del(patterns, [options], callback)

del.sync(patterns, [options])

The async method gets an array of deleted paths as the second argument in the callback, while the sync method returns the array.

options

Type: object

See the node-glob options.

options.force

Type: boolean
Default: false

Allow deleting the current working directory and files/folders outside it.

Github

See https://github.com/duyetdev/node-delete

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2015 Van-Duyet Le

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