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* {{InlineCode}}[[SHELL]] "DEL /P " + fileName${{InlineCodeEnd}} will ask for user verification.  
 
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* Cannot delete folders or directories. Use [[RMDIR]] to remove empty folders.
 
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* '''Warning: files deleted with [[[KILL]] will not go to the Recycle Bin and they cannot be restored.'''
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KILL "C:\Qbasic\data\2000data.dat"
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* [[CHDIR]], [[MKDIR]], [[NAME]]
 
* [[CHDIR]], [[MKDIR]], [[NAME]]
 
* [[_FILEEXISTS]], [[_DIREXISTS]]
 
* [[_FILEEXISTS]], [[_DIREXISTS]]
* [[DOS]], [[Batch Files]], [[DOS#DEL|DEL]]
 
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:11, 10 February 2021

The KILL statement deletes a file designated by a STRING value or variable.


Syntax

KILL fileSpec$


  • fileSpec$ is a literal or variable string path and filename. Wildcards * and ? can be used with caution.
* denotes one or more wildcard letters of a name or extension
? denotes one wildcard letter of a name or extension
  • fileSpec$ can include a path that can be either relative to the program's current location or absolute, from the root drive.
  • KILL cannot remove an OPEN file. The program must CLOSE it first.
  • If the path or file does not exist, a "File not found" or "Path not found" error will result. See _FILEEXISTS.
  • SHELL "DEL /Q " + fileName$ does the same without a prompt or verification for wildcard deletions.
  • SHELL "DEL /P " + fileName$ will ask for user verification.
  • Cannot delete folders or directories. Use RMDIR to remove empty folders.
  • Warning: files deleted with KILL will not go to the Recycle Bin and they cannot be restored.


Examples

KILL "C:\QBasic\data\2000data.dat"


See also



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