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Hello everyone, I had a small doubt how to clear all the contents of the folder 'C:\Project\Template\Simulation\Models' which is saved to a variable. i am using this in my code for which the deletion is not happening.
function filetransfer(Vehicleline,Select_model,Select_KW)
root_src = 'C:\Project';
root_dest = 'C:\Project\Template\Simulation\Models';
root_vehicleline = strcat(root_src,'\',Vehicleline,'\','Models');
root_src_model = strcat(root_vehicleline,'\',Select_model,'\',Select_KW);
locals = dir('C:\Project\Template\Simulation\Models');
if ~isempty(root_dest)
rmdir(root_dest)
copyfile(root_src_model,root_dest);
else
copyfile(root_src_model,root_dest);
end
end
Thanks in advance!

Accepted Answer

Stephen23
Stephen23 on 7 Feb 2019
Edited: Stephen23 on 7 Feb 2019
Use
rmdir(root_dest,'s')
% ^^^ you need this
to also delete all of the folder contents. This is explained in the rmdir documentation, which states that for the syntax you used " folderName must be empty.", but for the syntax that I showed you "rmdir folderName s also attempts to remove all subfolders and files in folderName, regardless of their write permissions."

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