Deleting Files & Directories

You might want to delete some files before, during or after running your build. Since deleting files doesn't work on the file contents, there's no reason to use a gulp plugin within Elixir. You can use the del module which is included in ColdBox Elixir and it supports multiple files and globbing:

Imagine the following file structure:

├── dist
│   ├── report.csv
│   ├── desktop
│   └── mobile
│       ├── app.js
│       ├── deploy.json
│       └── index.html
└── src

In the gulpfile we want to clean out the contents of the mobile folder before running our build:

var del     = require( 'del' );
var elixir     = require( 'coldbox-elixir' );

elixir( function( mix ){

    del( [
        // here we use a globbing pattern to match everything inside the `mobile` folder
        // we don't want to clean this file though so we negate the pattern
    ] );

} );

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