WDEL

Syntax WDEL [#ch,] [wild]
Location Toolkit II, THORs

WDEL allows you to delete several files which match the given wildcard at the same time. If wild contains a device name, then each file on that device is checked to see if its name matches the wildcard, otherwise the files on the default data directory are checked.

If any files are found which match the wildcard, a prompt will appear in the specified window (default #0) to the effect:

filename..Y/N/A/Q?

You must then either press <Y> to delete the offered file, <N> to leave that file, <A> to delete that file and all other files which match the wildcard, or <Q> to stop WDEL. <ESC> and <CTRL><SPACE> will have the same effect as <Q>.

Example

WDEL win1_v1_

will delete all files in the sub-directory v1.

NOTE 1

The THOR variant of WDEL has amended the prompt to read: ‘Yes/No/All/Quit’

NOTE 2

Current versions of WDEL (at least up to v2.88) do not work with the DEV device when this is pointing to a sub-directory. Even if you can persuade WDEL to offer you the filename for deletion, when you press <Y> or <A>, WDEL fails to delete the file!

NOTE 3

If you try to use WDEL on a write protected disk, it will ask you whether you want to delete each file in turn reporting for each filename that the disk is write-protected, rather than stopping altogether.

CROSS-REFERENCE

WCOPY provides details about wildcards. DELETE allows you to delete single files.