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Removing a directory using XML-API

December 30, 2010 by  
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In the previous article, we have shown you how to connect to cPanel’s front end (2082/2083) ports. In this article we will show you how to delete a directory in your file system using XML-API in PHP.

Let’s say you want to delete a directory named ‘deleteme‘ in public_html directory.  So the path is /home/USER/public_html/deleteme. However, we don’t need to bother with /home/USER part. We just need to provide the path started from public_html.

For deleting, we will use api2 query’s Fileman module! Here is how you should execute it:

$directory = ‘public_html/deleteme’;

$result = $cpanel->api2_query(‘cPanel Username’, ‘Fileman’, ‘fileop’, array(‘op’=>’unlink’,'sourcefiles’=>$directory));

That’s it!

If you are not still clear how to use XML-API Service, here is more details.


$cpanel = new xmlapi();

$cpanel->password_auth(‘CP_USERNAME’, ‘CP_PASSWORD’);

$directory = ‘public_html/deleteme’;

$result = $cpanel->api2_query(‘CP_USERNAME’, ‘Fileman’, ‘fileop’, array(‘op’=>’unlink’,'sourcefiles’=>$directory));

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