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Fixed #18413 - Noted that a model's files are not deleted when the mo…

…del is deleted. Thanks lawgon for the report.
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commit 1c03b23567a3098b9ab5df64b14e0dea8d1414ea 1 parent 8c42744
Tim Graham authored October 03, 2012

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  1. 5  docs/ref/models/fields.txt
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@@ -668,6 +668,11 @@ the field. Note: This method will close the file if it happens to be open when
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 The optional ``save`` argument controls whether or not the instance is saved
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 after the file has been deleted. Defaults to ``True``.
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+Note that when a model is deleted, related files are not deleted. If you need
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+to cleanup orphaned files, you'll need to handle it yourself (for instance,
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+with a custom management command that can be run manually or scheduled to run
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+periodically via e.g. cron).
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 ``FilePathField``
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