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Go Directories

Go has several useful functions for working with directories in the file system.

You learn in this page how to create an empty folder and how to delete an existing folder using Go.

To create an empty folder using go use the function Mkdir() from os package


os.Mkdir("Folder_name", "Permission_Code")

To delete an existing folder using go use the function RemoveAll() from os package



Example of creating new folder and delete a folder using Go

package main
import (

func check(e error) {
    if e != nil {

func main() {

    err := os.Mkdir("subdir", 0755)

    defer os.RemoveAll("subdir")

    createEmptyFile := func(name string) {
        d := []byte("")
        check(os.WriteFile(name, d, 0644))


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