Anthony, The file->perm is 0444, and the print you suggested to print out had two // 's in it --- resumes//file_to_delete.txt. So that was the problem! I finally got the unlink function to work. Wow, did I waste a lot of time on that. If it didn't work soon, I was going to use your second suggestion, to overwrite the file. Thanks for all your help! Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Baratta Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 4:32 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] How do I delete uploaded files in PHP? Two quick questions: What are the permissions being set or defaulted to when the file is moved to it's final destination by the code example below? e.g. what is the value of: $this->file_perm And if you "print file_exists($full_destination_path_and_name_to_remove);" What do you get? -----Original message----- From: "Nan Harbison" nan at nanharbison.com Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 13:20:09 -0800 To: "'Anthony Baratta'" anthony at baratta.com, thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] How do I delete uploaded files in PHP? > Anthony, > > I tried this ftp method as a stupid wild stab at something that might > work, I found it on a website explaining how to delete files. Resumes > are uploaded using PHP file upload functions, mainly using this > function, written by Marcos Thiago <fabismt at yahoo.com.br>: -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !