This command deletes a file. Any script with the delete command will terminate if the file exists but cannot be deleted. This can happen due to write protection or an attempt to delete from a CD-ROM, for instance. If the file does not exist at all, however, the action script will continue to execute.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu


delete <filename>


Delete the module.dll file.

delete "c:\program files\bigsoftware\module.dll"

Delete the file.

delete "{name of drive of windows folder}\"

Delete file /temp/ハロー in UTF-8 encoding.

binary name delete {("/temp/" as binary_string as hexadecimal) & "e3838fe383ade383bc"}


It’s good practice to enclose file paths in quotes to preserve spaces. Without quotes, the file system will not be able to access files with spaces in the path or file name.