BangularTK BangularTK - 1 month ago 13
PHP Question

Laravel Delete File

I have a test.txt file in my Laravel public folder which I simply want to delete from my controller by using

unlink('public/test.txt');


Whenever I try to run, I keep getting a 'file not found' error


ErrorException in WidgetController.php line 32:
unlink('public/test.txt'): No such file or directory


What seems to be the problem here?

Answer

Use app_path to delete the file. More about the paths here

$file_path = app_path("test.txt"); // app_path("public/test.txt");
if(File::exists($file_path)) File::delete($file_path);