Deletes one or more files.
|DEL||[/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] [[drive:][path]filename|
|ERASE||[/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] [[drive:][path]filename|
|[[drive:][path]filename||Specifies the file(s) to delete.
Specify multiple files by using wildcards.
|/P||Prompts for confirmation before deleting each file.|
|/F||Force deleting of read-only files.|
|/S||Delete specified files from all subdirectories.|
|/Q||Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard|
|/A||Selects files to delete based on attributes|
|attributes||A||Files ready for archiving|
|-||Prefix meaning not|
If Command Extensions are enabled DEL and ERASE change as follows:
The display semantics of the /S switch are reversed in that it shows you only the files that are deleted, not the ones it could not find.
RD /S [/Q]instead of DELTREE.
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