Help of the DOS Command
Deletes one or more files.:
DEL [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names ERASE [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names
Specifies a list of one or more files or directories. Wildcards may be used to delete multiple files. If a directory is specified, all files within the directory will be deleted.
Prompts for confirmation before deleting each file.
Force deleting of read-only files.
Delete specified files from all subdirectories.
Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard
Selects files to delete based on attributes
Files ready for archiving
Not content indexed Files
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.
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