Delete an attachment

DELETE https://fstar.zulipchat.com/api/v1/attachments/{attachment_id}

Delete an uploaded file given its attachment ID.

Note that uploaded files that have been referenced in at least one message are automatically deleted once the last message containing a link to them is deleted (whether directly or via a message retention policy).

Uploaded files that are never used in a message are automatically deleted a few weeks after being uploaded.

Attachment IDs can be contained from GET /attachments.

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import zulip

# Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc")

# Delete the attachment with given attachment_id.

url = "attachments/" + str(attachment_id)
result = client.call_endpoint(
    url=url,
    method="DELETE",
)
print(result)

curl -sSX DELETE https://fstar.zulipchat.com/api/v1/attachments/1 \
    -u BOT_EMAIL_ADDRESS:BOT_API_KEY

Parameters

attachment_id string required in path

Example: "1"

The ID of the attachment to be deleted.


Response

Example response(s)

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

{
    "msg": "",
    "result": "success"
}

A typical failed JSON response for when the attachment_id is invalid

{
    "code": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "msg": "Invalid attachment",
    "result": "error"
}

A typical failed JSON response for when the user is not logged in

{
    "msg": "Not logged in: API authentication or user session required",
    "result": "error"
}