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FTPDeleteFile (Function)
In french: FTPSupprimeFichier
Deletes a file from an FTP server (File Transfer Protocol).
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// Delete the "/Documents/File.DOC" file from the FTP server
ResDelete = FTPDeleteFile(7, "/Documents/Files.DOC")
<Result> = FTPDeleteFile(<Connection identifier> , <File to delete>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the file was deleted,
  • False otherwise. To find out the name of the error, use the function ErrorInfo with the constant errMessage.
<Connection identifier>: Integer
Connection identifier, returned by FTPConnect.
PHP This parameter is a Variant parameter.
<File to delete>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of file to delete. The different path sections are separated by "slashes" ("/").


By default, all the FTP functions fail if the FTP server does not respond within 20 seconds. This timeout can be modified with FTPConnect when connecting to the FTP server.
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Internet browser

FTPDeleteFile requires Internet Explorer version 3 or later.
If a problem occurs, we recommend that you run a test with the browser by directly passing a link such as ftp://server/... If a problem occurs with Internet Explorer (with a UNIX server for example), use FTPCommand directly.

Rights of users

Only a user who has write rights on the FTP server can handle the files or the directories found on an FTP server. In most cases, no write rights are granted to the "anonymous" users.

Relative and absolute path

The notions of relative path and absolute path are very important in an FTP application.
  • A path starting with a slash is considered as being an absolute path: it is the path in relation to the root of the FTP server (parameter specific to the server).
    ex: /ad/user/JULIA
  • A path not starting with a slash is considered as being a relative path, which means a path given in relation to the current directory. This current directory can be returned or modified by FTPCurrentDir.
When connecting to an FTP site, the initial directory (the "home directory" of the user) is not necessarily found at the root of the FTP server. Therefore, we recommend that you use relative paths.
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