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help with file deletion...

 
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hi all,
i have a servlet which writes something to a text file(say filename.txt).i want that whenever the servlet is executed again then it should delete the already existing filename.txt and create a new one.how can this be done..please help..its urgent..(i tried File.delete() but it throws some weird exception and doesnt let me delete the file)...
PS-can file deletion be done from an applet?
thanks a ton
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karan
 
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Why delete it? It should overwrite the file anyways. But after saying that, delete() should work. It works for me . .. .
 
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