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deleteEmptyFolder(path)

Last updated May 30, 2011

author

Pritesh

Version: 1 | Requires: CF6 | Library: FileSysLib

Description:
Arguments: 1. Path : folder physical path for which you want to clean empty directory. Function return boolean value indicating directory empty or not and if empty it will be deleted.

Return Values:
Returns a boolean.

Example:

<cfset deleteEmptyFolder('#expandPath("/temp/")#')>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
path Path to delete (if empty). Yes

Full UDF Source:

<!---
 Delete empty folder from given path.
 
 @param path 	 Path to delete (if empty). (Required)
 @return Returns a boolean. 
 @author Pritesh (pritesh@thecfguy.com) 
 @version 1, May 30, 2011 
--->
<cffunction name="deleteEmptyFolder" access="public" output="false" returntype="boolean">
	<cfargument name="path" required="true" type="string" />
	<cfset var qList="">
	<cfset var qDir = "">
	<cfset var qFiles = "">
	<cfset var isEmpty = 1>
	<!--- List Directory --->
	<cfdirectory action="list" directory="#arguments.path#" recurse="no" name="qList">
	<!--- get sub directory list --->
	<cfquery name="qDir" dbtype="query">
		select * from qList where type='Dir'
	</cfquery>
	<!--- Call recursive function to check directory empty or not --->
	<cfloop query="qDir">
		<!--- If sub directory not empty mark current directory as not empty. --->
		<cfif not deleteEmptyFolder(qDir.directory & "\" & qDir.name)>
			<cfset isEmpty=0>
		</cfif>
	</cfloop>

	<!--- Check for file exists in current directory --->
	<cfquery name="qFiles" dbtype="query">
		select * from qList where type='File'
	</cfquery>
	<!--- If file exists mark as not empty --->
	<cfif qFiles.recordCount gt 0>
		<cfset isEmpty = 0>
	</cfif>

	<!--- If current directory empty then delete it --->
	<cfif isEmpty>
		<cfdirectory action="delete" recurse="false" directory="#arguments.path#">
	</cfif>
	<!--- Return empty status for current directory --->
	<cfreturn isEmpty>
</cffunction>
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