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Reliable and fast directory removal functions.

  • remove_dir_all - on non-Windows this is a re-export of std::fs::remove_dir_all. For Windows an implementation that handles the locking of directories that occurs when deleting directory trees rapidly.

  • remove_dir_contents - as for remove_dir_all but does not delete the supplied root directory.

  • ensure_empty_dir - as for remove_dir_contents but will create the directory if it does not exist.

extern crate remove_dir_all;

use remove_dir_all::*;

fn main() {

Minimum Rust Version

The minimum rust version for remove_dir_all is the latest stable release, and the minimum version may be bumped through patch releases. You can pin to a specific version by setting by add = to your version (e.g. =0.6.0), or commiting a Cargo.lock file to your project.