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Subject [jira] [Work logged] (IO-596) Add DeleteFiles utility class for more robust file deletion strategies
Date Sun, 06 Sep 2020 13:53:00 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot logged work on IO-596:

                Author: ASF GitHub Bot
            Created on: 06/Sep/20 13:52
            Start Date: 06/Sep/20 13:52
    Worklog Time Spent: 10m 
      Work Description: garydgregory commented on pull request #72:

   On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 10:57 AM Matt Sicker <>
   > Breaking up into execution strategies sounds like a good idea! Such a
   > strategy could likely adopt a similar API to retry libraries like retry4j.
   I am cutting 2.8.0-RC2 now, so let's think about this for 2.9.0.
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Issue Time Tracking

    Worklog Id:     (was: 479407)
    Time Spent: 3h  (was: 2h 50m)

> 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: 3h
>  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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