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archive/files (DELETE)


Removes all files from the archive (wipe)

  • REST Method: DELETE
  • Method Access: public

Query Parameters

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

Return Codes

Name Value Description
OK 200 The request completed successfully
Forbidden 403 Administrator access is required

Message Format


Implementation Notes

Removing a file from the archive will cause it to be permanently deleted.

C# Code Sample: Remove All Files

The following code example removes all files 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").Delete();

Curl Code Sample:Purge File Archive

The following command permanently deletes all files (i.e. the files cannot be restored):

Sample Code

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

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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