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* [[SHELL]] ''"DEL /Q " + filename$'' does the same without a prompt or verification for wildcard deletions.
 
* [[SHELL]] ''"DEL /Q " + filename$'' does the same without a prompt or verification for wildcard deletions.
 
* [[SHELL]] ''"DEL /P " + filename$'' will ask for user verification.  
 
* [[SHELL]] ''"DEL /P " + filename$'' will ask for user verification.  
* '''WARNING: Use this statement carefully! There is no prompt for permission to continue!'''
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* '''WARNING: Use this statement carefully! There is no prompt for permission to continue and deletes are permanent!'''
  
  

Revision as of 06:02, 14 October 2010

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


Syntax: KILL filespec$


  • Filespec is a literal or variable string path and filename.
  • Path can be relative to program's current location or use an absolute path 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.
  • SHELL "DEL /Q " + filename$ does the same without a prompt or verification for wildcard deletions.
  • SHELL "DEL /P " + filename$ will ask for user verification.
  • WARNING: Use this statement carefully! There is no prompt for permission to continue and deletes are permanent!


Example:

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


See also:

RMDIR, FILES, SHELL, OPEN

CHDIR, MKDIR, NAME




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