delete-empty
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Recursively delete all empty folders in a directory and child directories.

Please consider following this project's author, Jon Schlinkert, and consider starring the project to show your ❤️ and support.

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Install

Install with npm:

$ npm install --save delete-empty

Usage

const deleteEmpty = require('delete-empty');

API

Given the following directory structure, the highlighted directories would be deleted.

foo/
└─┬ a/
-  ├── aa/
  ├── bb/
  │ └─┬ bbb/
  │ │ ├── one.txt
  │ │ └── two.txt
-  ├── cc/
-  ├ b/
-  └ c/

async-await (promise)

If no callback is passed, a promise is returned. Returns the array of deleted directories.

(async () => {
  let deleted = await deleteEmpty('foo');
  console.log(deleted); //=> ['foo/aa/', 'foo/a/cc/', 'foo/b/', 'foo/c/']
})();
 
// or
deleteEmpty('foo/')
  .then(deleted => console.log(deleted)) //=> ['foo/aa/', 'foo/a/cc/', 'foo/b/', 'foo/c/']
  .catch(console.error);

async callback

Returns the array of deleted directories in the callback.

deleteEmpty('foo/', (err, deleted) => {
  console.log(deleted); //=> ['foo/aa/', 'foo/a/cc/', 'foo/b/', 'foo/c/']
});

sync

Returns the array of deleted directories.

console.log(deleteEmpty.sync('foo/')); //=> ['foo/aa/', 'foo/a/cc/', 'foo/b/', 'foo/c/']

CLI

To use the delete-empty command from any directory you must first install the package globally with the following command:

$ npm install --global delete-empty

Usage

Usage: $ delete-empty <directory> [options]

Directory: (optional) Initial directory to begin the search for empty
           directories. Otherwise, cwd is used.

[Options]:
  -c, --cwd           Set the current working directory for folders to search.
  -d, --dryRun        Do a dry run without deleting any files.
  -h, --help          Display this help menu
  -V, --version       Display the current version of rename
  -v, --verbose       Display all verbose logging messages (currently not used)

About

Contributing

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
Building docs

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2 treble-snake
1 doowb
1 svenschoenung
1 vpalmisano

Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2019, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.


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