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* Filespec is a literal or variable string path and filename.  
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* Filespec is a literal or variable string path and filename. Wildcards * and ? can be used but '''be careful!'''
 
* Path can be relative to program's current location or use an absolute path from the root drive.
 
* 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.   
 
* KILL cannot remove an [[OPEN]] file. The program MUST [[CLOSE]] it first.   
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''See also:''  
 
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[[RMDIR]], [[FILES]], [[SHELL]], [[OPEN]]
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Revision as of 19:00, 17 November 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. Wildcards * and ? can be used but be careful!
  • 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"


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