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delete() Why not right away?

 
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When I use the delete() command on a file, how do I get it to delete immediatly? Is is system dependent? Is there any way around it?
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It should have deleted immediately. I use windows NT, and it works for me.
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Make sure you do not have any open input/output streams to that file when you try to delete it. These may cause your delete() to fail.
 
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