DelphiBasics
Erase
Procedure
Erase a file System unit
 procedure Erase ( var FileHandle : File; ) ;
Description
The Erase procedure attempts to erase a file given by the FileHandle.
 
The file name must have been assigned to the given FileHandle by the AssignFile  routine.
 
If the file does not exist, then the EInOutError exception is raised.
Related commands
DeleteFile Delete a file specified by its file name
Rename Rename a file
RenameFile Rename a file or directory
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Example code : Create a simple file, then try to delete it twice
var
  myFile : TextFile;

begin
  // Let us open a text file
  AssignFile(myFile, 'Test.txt');
  ReWrite(myFile);

  // And write a single line to it
  WriteLn(myFile, 'Hello World');

  // Then close it
  CloseFile(myFile);

  // And finally erase it
  Erase(myFile);

  // If we try to raise it again, we'll raise an exception
  try
    Erase(myFile);
  except
    on E : Exception do
      ShowMessage('Cannot erase : '+E.Message);
  end;
end;
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   Cannot erase : File not found
 
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