How can I delete a file in Python IDLE

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Hi Edureka learning community.

This is Gulam Sarwar Alam.Iam learning Python Fundamentals.How can I delete a file in python as i don't see any delete button.My another query is that in C++ we used to write a programme and save it in a file.For example Two programmes i)Sum of two complex numbers ii)Sum of two integers are saved in two different files.In Python Programming for the above two programs do I have to create two different files or I can save it in one file say help me in this regard.
Oct 26, 2019 in Python by Sarwar
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Hey @Starsarwar

You have two different codes, they will be saved with different names obviously and hence different files. But you can always have them under the same directory.


Now coming to deleting files in python, its pretty simple. You'll have to use the OS module which will let you access the files on your system. Use the following code:

import os
if os.path.exists("path/of/file/filename.txt"):
  print("The file does not exist")
answered Oct 28, 2019 by Kalgi
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