The lib_delete function deletes a data library from the file system and from memory. All data files associated with the library and the specified engine will be deleted. If other files exist in the library directory, they will not be affected by the delete operation.

The directory that contains the data will also not be affected by the delete operation. To delete the data directory, use the unlink function or other packaged functions.

lib_delete(x)

Arguments

x

The data library to delete.

See also

Examples

# Create temp directory
tmp <- tempdir()

# Create library
libname(dat, tmp)

# Add data to library
lib_add(dat, mtcars)
lib_add(dat, iris)

# Load library
lib_load(dat)

# Examine workspace
ls()
# [1] "dat" "dat.iris" "dat.mtcars" "tmp"

# Examine library
dat
# library 'dat': 2 items
# - attributes: not loaded
# - path: C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpCSJ6Gc
# - items:
#     Name Extension Rows Cols   Size        LastModified
# 1 mtcars       rds   32   11 7.5 Kb 2020-11-05 21:18:17
# 2   iris       rds  150    5 7.5 Kb 2020-11-05 21:18:17

# Delete library
lib_delete(dat)

#' # Examine workspace again
ls()
# [1] "tmp"