Removes the file or directory at the specified URL.
- iOS 4.0+
- macOS 10.6+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
- tvOS 9.0+
- watchOS 2.0+
A file URL specifying the file or directory to remove. If the URL specifies a directory, the contents of that directory are recursively removed. You may specify
nilfor this parameter.
true if the item was removed successfully or if
false if an error occurred. If the delegate stops the operation for a file, this method returns
true. However, if the delegate stops the operation for a directory, this method returns
Prior to removing each item, the file manager asks its delegate if it should actually do so. It does this by calling the
file method; if that method is not implemented (or the process is running in OS X 10.5 or earlier) it calls the
file method instead. If the delegate method returns
true, or if the delegate does not implement the appropriate methods, the file manager proceeds to remove the file or directory. If there is an error removing an item, the file manager may also call the delegate’s
file method to determine how to proceed.
Removing an item also removes all old versions of that item, invalidating any URLs returned by the
url(for method to old versions.