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




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* Filespec can be a literal or variable string path and filename.  
* Filespec is a literal or variable string path and/or filename. Path is relative to program's current location.
* KILL does not ask for verification! Be careful! Don't delete empty files in the root directory or Windows!
* KILL cannot remove an [[OPEN]] file. The program MUST [[CLOSE]] it first.
* To KILL a file in use, a program MUST [[CLOSE]] it first.  
* If the path or file does not exist, a "File not found" or "Path not found" [[ERROR Codes|error]] will result.
* KILL does not ask permission or verify that a file has been deleted.
* '''WARNING: Use this statement carefully! There is no prompt for permission to continue!'''
* If the path or file does not exist, a "File not found" error will result.
 




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''See also:'' [[RMDIR]], [[FILES]], [[SHELL]], [[OPEN]], [[CHDIR]], [[MKDIR]], [[NAME]]
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[[RMDIR]], [[FILES]], [[SHELL]], [[OPEN]]


[[CHDIR]], [[MKDIR]], [[NAME]]


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Revision as of 19:29, 3 July 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/or filename. Path is relative to program's current location.
  • 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.
  • WARNING: Use this statement carefully! There is no prompt for permission to continue!


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


See also:

RMDIR, FILES, SHELL, OPEN

CHDIR, MKDIR, NAME




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