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Clean Directory 

Apache Commons IO is a java library with simple IO utilities and filters. This requires the library commons-io-2.1.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows using FileUtils.cleanDirectory() API. It cleans the given directory without deleting it. It deletes all files and folder in it.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.commons_io.tests;



public class CleanDirectory {

   @param args
   @throws IOException 
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException {
    File directory = new File("C:/Test2");
    //Deletes all files and folders in this directory.

    System.out.println("Directory cleared successfully");

It gives the following output,
Directory cleared successfully


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