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Sometimes gulp del cause EPERM error

See original GitHub issue


I’m trying del in my clean task.

gulp.task('clean', function(cb) {
 del('build/**', cb);

gulp.task('build', ['clean'], function() {

And from time to time during running build task I’ve got

‘clean’ errored after 24 ms Error: EPERM, rmdir 'D:\dev\projects…

OS: Windows 7.

Is it problem of my implementation or just wrong behavior on Windows?

Sorry if it’s not a good place to post this problem.


Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 9 years ago
  • Comments:9 (3 by maintainers)

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havenchykcommented, Oct 23, 2014

Hmm. build/**/* also causes EPERM. Only build/**/*.* works without problem.

havenchykcommented, Oct 22, 2014

@robich, Yes, I’m on windows. I’ll try to disable antivirus but changing pattern from build/** to build solves problem. I suppose, that the problem can be in pattern. But my main suggestion is that del tries to remove folder during deliting file inside this folder. Is it possible?

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