Python – Remove Directory
To remove a director in Python, import shutil library, call shutil.rmtree() function, and pass the directory path as argument.
The syntax to call shutil.rmtree() function to remove a directory is
import shutil shutil.rmtree('path_to_directory')
All the files and sub-directories would be lost.
In the following program, we will remove the directory “myfolder”
import shutil directory_path = 'myfolder' try : shutil.rmtree(source, target) print('Directory removed successfully.') except: print('Could not remove directory.') print('An exception occurred.')
Directory removed successfully.
After Directory Removed
In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to remove or delete a directory using shutil.rmtree() function, with the help of examples.