It's been a while since I messed with .BAT, but... Perhaps adding a master path and /s to catch the subdirectories would do the trick: @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: cd [MainPathForFMfiles] dir *.backup.* *.lck /s echo. del *.backup.* *.lck /s
HTH Rene Stephenson Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed.Hosain at aeris.net> wrote: Hi, Mike. Mike Wickham wrote: >> Put the following into a file (named with extension .BAT): >> >> @echo off >> echo. >> echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: >> dir *.backup.* *.lck >> echo. >> del *.backup.* *.lck >> >> and that will do the trick when you execute the batch program in a >> DOS window or from the Run command line. > > Even easier, put a shortcut to the batch file on your desktop or > elsewhere, and click on it to run it. Uh ... I think that is not gonna work too well, if you are in the wrong directory (your desktop?) when you run it. In fact, I think my previous advice to use the Run command line has the same problem! Oops. So, best to have it in a folder that is in your path and then execute it from a DOS window in the correct directory. As, also mentioned by others for the DEL command, if you want all backup files in a directory tree removed, you can add the /S switch. What was not mentioned is that you can add that switch to the DIR command too! BTW, I would be very careful of the /S switch ... if you are in the wrong folder. When I tried it from my C:\ root, it found some files that I would not want deleted (without knowing what they were)! Z _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as rinnie1 at yahoo.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/rinnie1%40yahoo.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.