Thanks Rebecca. You beat me to it.
BTW, I have a small addition to the message I wrote. The DEL commmand has a
switch that recurses subdirectories. It did not have the switch when I wrote
the batch file. You no longer need the additional program called "sweep."
>From: rebecca officer <rebecca.officer at alliedtelesis.co.nz>
>Sent: Aug 29, 2007 8:13 PM
>To: FrameUsers List <framers at lists.frameusers.com>, <Dave Reynolds
><dave.reynolds at tait.co.nz>
>Subject: Fwd: RE: deleting backup files
>I hung onto it.
>>>> "Diane Gaskill" <dgcaller at earthlink.net> 24/07/07 20:48 >>>
>Why do you need a VB script? A simple batch file works fine.
>Run a DOS window from the directory you want to clean up and then run
>following batch file. Copy the text to Notepad and save it as
>whatever you want to call it. Save it to a directory in the path or add
>directory to the path. I assume you know about paths.
>BTW, I've been using this .bat for at least 14 years and a general
>one like it for 20 years. Never had either of them delete anything
>weren't supposed to.
>echo Deleting the following files from the current directory:
>dir *.backup.* *.lck
>del *.backup.* *.lck
>You can also add *recover*.* to the list to delete recovery files after
>save them to the original file names.
>If you have a tree of directories with archived files in them, I have a
>little utility called sweep.com that executes a .bat or an .exe in all
>the directories in the tree. Free.
>Hope this helps,
>From: framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink.net at lists.frameusers.com
>[mailto:framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink.net at lists.frameusers.com]On
>Behalf Of B Hechter
>Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 10:13 AM
>To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: deleting backup files
>Before attempting this, thought I would inquire if any VB wizard out
>has a script snippet to share for deleting FM .backup files from
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