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Subject [jira] [Work logged] (IO-596) Add DeleteFiles utility class for more robust file deletion strategies
Date Wed, 26 Dec 2018 23:18:00 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot logged work on IO-596:

                Author: ASF GitHub Bot
            Created on: 26/Dec/18 23:17
            Start Date: 26/Dec/18 23:17
    Worklog Time Spent: 10m 
      Work Description: jvz commented on pull request #72: [IO-596] Add DeleteFiles utility
   This class provides configurable strategies to delete files and directories.
   Signed-off-by: Matt Sicker <>
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            Worklog Id:     (was: 178807)
            Time Spent: 10m
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> Add DeleteFiles utility class for more robust file deletion strategies
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-596
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Utilities
>            Reporter: Matt Sicker
>            Assignee: Matt Sicker
>            Priority: Major
>          Time Spent: 10m
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
> Particularly for Windows environments where deleting files can turn into a hassle due
to the inability to remove open files, I would like to provide a file deletion utility class
that has the ability to retry deletions with exponential backoff, force override file attributes
to allow for deletion, and deleting as much as possible while accumulating errors.
> This functionality was originally inspired by and based on functionality in Jenkins hudson.Util

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