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Church Of The
Swimming Elephant



Del (Erase)

Deletes specified files.

del [drive:][path] filename [; ...] [/p] [/f] [/s] [/q] [/a[:attributes]]

erase [drive:][path] filename [; ...] [/p] [/f] [/s] [/q] [/a[:attributes]]


[drive:][path] filename

Specifies the location and name of the file or set of files you want to delete. Multiple filenames can be used. Filenames can be separated by spaces, commas, or semicolons.


Prompts you for confirmation before deleting the specified file.


Forces deletion of read-only files.


Deletes specified files from the current directory and all subdirectories.


Quiet mode; does not prompt for delete confirmation.


Deletes files based on specifed attributes.


Can be any of the following file attributes:

r Read-only
h Hidden
s System
a Archive
- Prefix meaning

See Also

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More Information About Del

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