I've stumbled upon a great plug-in called "Remove empty layers", developed by @Germán Carrillo.

I'm wondering if it's possible to use this plug-in in the Python Console.

  • Does this tool remove the empty Layers just from the project or also from disk?
    – fsg
    Commented Jan 25, 2023 at 12:13

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Yes. It is possible using the following lines.

from RemoveEmptyLayers.removeemptylayers import RemoveEmptyLayers
remove = RemoveEmptyLayers(iface)

Please also check this answer to understand what all removeemptylayers phrases mean.


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