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archive/files/{fileid} (DELETE)


Remove a file from the archive (wipe)

  • REST Method: DELETE
  • Method Access: public

Uri Parameters

Name Type Description
fileid int identifies a file by ID

Query Parameters

Name Type Description
authenticate bool? Force authentication for request (default: false)

Return Codes

Name Value Description
OK 200 Request completed successfully
Bad Request 400 Invalid input parameter or request body
Forbidden 403 Administrator access is required
Not Found 404 Requested file could not be found in the archive

Message Format


Implementation Notes

Removing a file from the archive will cause it to be permanently deleted.
Use archive/files (GET) to retrieve a list of files currently in the archive.

C# Code Samples: Remove File

The following code example removes file with ID 456 from the archive.

Sample Code

Plug p = Plug.New("http://deki-hayes/@api/deki"); p.At("users", "authenticate").WithCredentials("admin", "password").Get(); p.At("archive", "files", "456").Delete();

Curl Code Samples: Remove a File

The following command permanently deletes a file (file.archive ID = 1)

Sample Code

curl -u admin:password -X DELETE -i http://mindtouch.address/@api/deki/archive/files/1

Implementation Notes 

curl flags

Provides external user authentication.
Specifies the HTTP request method.
Outputs the HTTP response headers. Useful for debugging.


ADMIN permission is required to execute above command.


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