You can delete a single object, multiple specified objects, objects whose names contain a specified prefix, or a specified directory and all objects stored in this directory.

Warning Deleted objects cannot be recovered. Exercise caution when you delete objects.

Delete a single object

The following code provides an example on how to delete an object named exampleobject.txt from a bucket named examplebucket:

#include "oss_api.h"
#include "aos_http_io.h"
/* Specify the endpoint of the region in which the bucket is located. For example, if the bucket is located in the China (Hangzhou) region, set the endpoint to https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com. */
const char *endpoint = "https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com";
/* The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in Object Storage Service (OSS) is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. */
const char *access_key_id = "yourAccessKeyId";
const char *access_key_secret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
/* Specify the bucket name. Example: examplebucket. */
const char *bucket_name = "examplebucket";
/* Specify the full path of the object that you want to delete. The full path of the object cannot contain the bucket name. */
const char *object_name = "exampleobject.jpg";
void init_options(oss_request_options_t *options)
{
    options->config = oss_config_create(options->pool);
    /* Use a char* string to initialize the aos_string_t data type. */
    aos_str_set(&options->config->endpoint, endpoint);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_id, access_key_id);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_secret, access_key_secret);
    /* Specify whether to use CNAME. The value 0 indicates that CNAME is not used. */
    options->config->is_cname = 0;
    /* Configure network parameters such as the timeout period. */
    options->ctl = aos_http_controller_create(options->pool, 0);
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    /* Call the aos_http_io_initialize method in main() to initialize global resources such as networks and memory. */
    if (aos_http_io_initialize(NULL, 0) != AOSE_OK) {
        exit(1);
    }
    /* Create a memory pool to manage memory. aos_pool_t is equivalent to apr_pool_t. The code used to create a memory pool is included in the APR library. */
    aos_pool_t *pool;
    /* Create a memory pool. The second parameter is set to NULL. This value indicates that the pool does not inherit other memory pools. */
    aos_pool_create(&pool, NULL);
    /* Create and initialize options. This parameter includes global configuration information such as endpoint, access_key_id, access_key_secret, is_cname, and curl. */
    oss_request_options_t *oss_client_options;
    /* Allocate the memory resources in the memory pool to the options. */
    oss_client_options = oss_request_options_create(pool);
    /* Initialize oss_client_options. */
    init_options(oss_client_options);
    /* Initialize the parameters. */
    aos_string_t bucket;
    aos_string_t object;
    aos_table_t *resp_headers = NULL; 
    aos_status_t *resp_status = NULL; 
    /* Assign char* data to a bucket of the aos_string_t type. */
    aos_str_set(&bucket, bucket_name);
    aos_str_set(&object, object_name);
    /* Delete the object. */
    resp_status = oss_delete_object(oss_client_options, &bucket, &object, &resp_headers);
    /* Determine whether the object is deleted. */
    if (aos_status_is_ok(resp_status)) {
        printf("delete object succeed\n");
    } else {
        printf("delete object failed\n");
    }
    /* Release the memory pool. This operation releases the memory resources allocated for the request. */
    aos_pool_destroy(pool);
    /* Release the allocated global resources. */
    aos_http_io_deinitialize();
    return 0;
}

Delete multiple objects

You can delete up to 1,000 objects at a time. You can delete multiple specified objects, objects whose names contain a specified prefix, or a directory and all objects stored in this directory.

You can also configure lifecycle rules to automatically delete objects. For more information, see Lifecycle rules based on the last modified time in OSS Developer Guide.

#include "oss_api.h"
#include "aos_http_io.h"
/* Specify the endpoint of the region in which the bucket is located. For example, if the bucket is located in the China (Hangzhou) region, set the endpoint to https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com. */
const char *endpoint = "https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com";
/* The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in OSS is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. */
const char *access_key_id = "yourAccessKeyId";
const char *access_key_secret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
/* Specify the bucket name. Example: examplebucket. */
const char *bucket_name = "examplebucket";
/* Specify the full paths of the objects that you want to delete. The full paths of the objects cannot contain the bucket name. */
const char *object_name1 = "exampleobject1.jpg";
const char *object_name2 = "testobject2.png";
void init_options(oss_request_options_t *options)
{
    options->config = oss_config_create(options->pool);
    /* Use a char* string to initialize the aos_string_t data type. */
    aos_str_set(&options->config->endpoint, endpoint);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_id, access_key_id);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_secret, access_key_secret);
    /* Specify whether to use CNAME. The value 0 indicates that CNAME is not used. */
    options->config->is_cname = 0;
    /* Configure network parameters such as the timeout period. */
    options->ctl = aos_http_controller_create(options->pool, 0);
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    /* Call the aos_http_io_initialize method in main() to initialize global resources such as networks and memory. */
    if (aos_http_io_initialize(NULL, 0) != AOSE_OK) {
        exit(1);
    }
    /* Create a memory pool to manage memory. aos_pool_t is equivalent to apr_pool_t. The code used to create a memory pool is included in the APR library. */
    aos_pool_t *pool;
    /* Create a memory pool. The second parameter is set to NULL. This value indicates that the pool does not inherit other memory pools. */
    aos_pool_create(&pool, NULL);
    /* Create and initialize options. This parameter includes global configuration information such as endpoint, access_key_id, access_key_secret, is_cname, and curl. */
    oss_request_options_t *oss_client_options;
    /* Allocate the memory resources in the memory pool to the options. */
    oss_client_options = oss_request_options_create(pool);
    /* Initialize oss_client_options. */
    init_options(oss_client_options);
    /* Initialize the parameters. */
    aos_string_t bucket;
    aos_string_t object1;
    aos_string_t object2;
    int is_quiet = 1;
    aos_table_t *resp_headers = NULL; 
    aos_status_t *resp_status = NULL; 
    aos_str_set(&bucket, bucket_name);
    aos_str_set(&object1, object_name1);
    aos_str_set(&object2, object_name2);
    /* Create a list of objects that you want to delete. */
    aos_list_t object_list;
    aos_list_t deleted_object_list;
    oss_object_key_t *content1;
    oss_object_key_t *content2;
    aos_list_init(&object_list);
    aos_list_init(&deleted_object_list);
    content1 = oss_create_oss_object_key(pool);
    aos_str_set(&content1->key, object_name1);
    aos_list_add_tail(&content1->node, &object_list);
    content2 = oss_create_oss_object_key(pool);
    aos_str_set(&content2->key, object_name2);
    aos_list_add_tail(&content2->node, &object_list);
    /* Delete the objects in the list. `is_quiet` specifies whether to return the deletion result. */
    resp_status = oss_delete_objects(oss_client_options, &bucket, &object_list, is_quiet, &resp_headers, &deleted_object_list);
    if (aos_status_is_ok(resp_status)) {
        printf("delete objects succeeded\n");
    } else {
        printf("delete objects failed\n");
    }
    /* Release the memory pool. This operation releases the memory resources allocated for the request. */
    aos_pool_destroy(pool);
    /* Release the allocated global resources. */
    aos_http_io_deinitialize();
    return 0;
}
Warning If the value of object_prefix is an empty string or set to NULL in the following code, all objects in the bucket are deleted. Exercise caution when you configure this value.
#include "oss_api.h"
#include "aos_http_io.h"
/* Specify the endpoint of the region in which the bucket is located. For example, if the bucket is located in the China (Hangzhou) region, set the endpoint to https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com. */
const char *endpoint = "https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com";
/* The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in OSS is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. */
const char *access_key_id = "yourAccessKeyId";
const char *access_key_secret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
/* Specify the bucket name. Example: examplebucket. */
const char *bucket_name = "examplebucket";
/* Specify the prefix of the objects that you want to delete. If you want to delete all objects whose names contain the src prefix, set the prefix to src. After you set the prefix to src, all non-directory objects whose names contain the src prefix, the src directory, and all objects in the directory are deleted. */
const char *object_prefix = "src";
/* If you want to delete only the src directory and all objects in the directory, set the prefix to src/. */
/* const char *object_prefix = "src/";*/
void init_options(oss_request_options_t *options)
{
    options->config = oss_config_create(options->pool);
    /* Use a char* string to initialize the aos_string_t data type. */
    aos_str_set(&options->config->endpoint, endpoint);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_id, access_key_id);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_secret, access_key_secret);
    /* Specify whether to use CNAME. The value 0 indicates that CNAME is not used. */
    options->config->is_cname = 0;
    /* Configure network parameters such as the timeout period. */
    options->ctl = aos_http_controller_create(options->pool, 0);
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    /* Call the aos_http_io_initialize method in main() to initialize global resources such as networks and memory. */
    if (aos_http_io_initialize(NULL, 0) != AOSE_OK) {
        exit(1);
    }
    /* Create a memory pool to manage memory. aos_pool_t is equivalent to apr_pool_t. The code used to create a memory pool is included in the APR library. */
    aos_pool_t *pool;
    /* Create a memory pool. The second parameter is set to NULL. This value indicates that the pool does not inherit other memory pools. */
    aos_pool_create(&pool, NULL);
    /* Create and initialize options. This parameter includes global configuration information such as endpoint, access_key_id, access_key_secret, is_cname, and curl. */
    oss_request_options_t *oss_client_options;
    /* Allocate the memory resources in the memory pool to the options. */
    oss_client_options = oss_request_options_create(pool);
    /* Initialize oss_client_options. */
    init_options(oss_client_options);
    /* Initialize the parameters. */
    aos_string_t bucket;
    aos_string_t prefix;
    aos_status_t *resp_status = NULL; 
    aos_str_set(&bucket, bucket_name);
    aos_str_set(&prefix, object_prefix);
    /* Delete the objects whose names contain the specified prefix. */
    resp_status = oss_delete_objects_by_prefix(oss_client_options, &bucket, &prefix);
    if (aos_status_is_ok(resp_status)) {
        printf("delete objects by prefix succeeded\n");
    } else {
        printf("delete objects by prefix failed\n");
    }
    /* Release the memory pool. This operation releases the memory resources allocated for the request. */
    aos_pool_destroy(pool);
    /* Release the allocated global resources. */
    aos_http_io_deinitialize();
    return 0;
}

References

  • For the complete sample code that is used to delete a single object or multiple objects, visit GitHub.
  • For more information about the API operation that you can call to delete a single object, see DeleteObject.
  • For more information about the API operation that you can call to delete multiple objects, see DeleteMultipleObjects.