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Last updated May 30, 2011



Version: 1 | Requires: CF6 | Library: FileSysLib

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.


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


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 ( 
 @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'
	<!--- 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( & "\" &>
			<cfset isEmpty=0>

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

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