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For my unit tests, I'd like to be able to delete and recreate a wallet without having to stop bitcoind and manually deleting the wallet directory.

When I try to delete such wallet directory without stopping bitcoind, I get an error since an handle exists on "db.log" (on Windows at least).

Is there a clean way to delete a (testnet) wallet without stopping bitcoind?

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    Why are you using testnet? Regtest mode exists explicitly for that purpose.
    – Claris
    Oct 21, 2019 at 10:09
  • Would bitcoind really allow me to delete a wallet when running on regtest? For some reason I doubt it would make any difference... I guess I should try! Oct 21, 2019 at 13:47
  • Why do you want to? You can just restart the node.
    – Claris
    Oct 21, 2019 at 13:47
  • That is exactly what I try to avoid and why I ask this question in the first place! :-) Oct 21, 2019 at 16:45
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    It takes seconds to restart a regtest node. Faster than whining on stack exhange about it.
    – Claris
    Oct 21, 2019 at 17:07

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You can unload the wallet using unloadwallet and then delete the wallet file.

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