Clean a directory without deleting it

#region License and Copyright
/* ————————————————————————-
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* ————————————————————————-
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#endregion

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;
using System.IO;

namespace Dotnet.Commons.IO
{
class MainClass{
/// ————————————————————————–
///

Clean a directory without deleting it.

/// directory path to clean /// in the case when cleaning is unsuccessful
/// ————————————————————————–
public static void CleanDirectory(string path)
{
bool tmpBool;
if (File.Exists(path))
tmpBool = true;
else
tmpBool = Directory.Exists(path);

if (!tmpBool)
throw new ArgumentException(path + ” does not exist”);

if (!Directory.Exists(path))
throw new ArgumentException(path + ” is not a directory”);

IOException exception = null;

DirectoryInfo dir = new DirectoryInfo(path);
FileInfo[] files = dir.GetFiles();
foreach(FileInfo f in files)
{
try
{
f.Delete();
}
catch (IOException ioe)
{
exception = ioe;
}
}

DirectoryInfo[] subdirs = dir.GetDirectories();
for (int i = 0; i < subdirs.Length; i++) { try { subdirs[i].Delete(true); } catch (IOException ioe) { exception = ioe; } } if (null != exception) { throw exception; } } } } [/csharp]

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