1 file.inc file_delete($fid)

Deletes a file and its database record.

Instead of directly deleting a file, it is strongly recommended to delete file usages instead. That will automatically mark the file as temporary and remove it during cleanup.

Parameters

$fid: The file id.

See also

file_unmanaged_delete()

file_usage_list()

Related topics

File

core/includes/file.inc, line 1345
API for handling file uploads and server file management.

Code

function file_delete($fid) {
  file_delete_multiple(array($fid));
}