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    Permanently delete file

    delete
    https://api.box.com/2.0
    /files/:file_id/trash

    Permanently deletes a file that is in the trash. This action cannot be undone.

    Request

    application/json

    Path Parameters

    stringin pathrequired
    12345

    The unique identifier that represent a file.

    The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the url https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

    Response

    none

    Returns an empty response when the file was permanently deleted.

    application/jsonClient Error

    Returns an error if the file is not in the trash.

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    Request Example

    cURL
    curl -X DELETE https://api.box.com/2.0/files/12345/trash \
         -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
    .NET
    await client.FilesManager.PurgeTrashedAsync("11111");
    Java
    String fileID = "87398";
    BoxTrash trash = new BoxTrash(api);
    trash.deleteFile(fileID);
    Python
    file_to_delete = client.file(file_id='11111')
    client.trash().permanently_delete_item(file_to_delete)
    print('The file was deleted from trash!')
    Node
    client.files.deletePermanently('11111')
    	.then(() => {
    		// deletion succeeded — no value returned
    	});