function drupal_unlink

7.x file.inc drupal_unlink($uri, $context = NULL)
8.x file.inc drupal_unlink($uri, $context = NULL)

Deletes a file.

PHP's unlink() is broken on Windows, as it can fail to remove a file when it has a read-only flag set.

Parameters

$uri: A URI or pathname.

$context: Refer to http://php.net/manual/ref.stream.php

Return value

Boolean TRUE on success, or FALSE on failure.

See also

unlink()

Related topics

8 calls to drupal_unlink()
DrupalLocalStreamWrapper::unlink in drupal/includes/stream_wrappers.inc
Support for unlink().
FileTransferLocal::removeDirectoryJailed in drupal/includes/filetransfer/local.inc
Removes a directory.
FileTransferLocal::removeFileJailed in drupal/includes/filetransfer/local.inc
Removes a file.
FileValidatorTest::testFileValidateImageResolution in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/file.test
This ensures the resolution of a specific file is within bounds. The image will be resized if it's too large.
file_unmanaged_delete in drupal/includes/file.inc
Deletes a file without database changes or hook invocations.

... See full list

File

drupal/includes/file.inc, line 2273
API for handling file uploads and server file management.

Code

function drupal_unlink($uri, $context = NULL) {
  $scheme = file_uri_scheme($uri);
  if ((!$scheme || !file_stream_wrapper_valid_scheme($scheme)) && (substr(PHP_OS, 0, 3) == 'WIN')) {
    chmod($uri, 0600);
  }
  if ($context) {
    return unlink($uri, $context);
  }
  else {
    return unlink($uri);
  }
}