Gilding the lily further: you could add another parameter %2% to
the dir and del commands to put in the "/S" ... as long as you
also remembered to use the %1% for the top of the directory
that you want the backups to be deleted in - and did not use
it accidentally with a file name or directory name:

        @echo off
        echo.
        echo Deleting the following files from the directory:
        cd %1%
        dir *.backup.* *.lck %2%
        echo.
        del *.backup.* *.lck %2%

Z

Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote:
>  > Perhaps adding a
>  > master path and /s to catch the subdirectories would do the trick
> 
> Yes, works if the master path is consistent and does not cause
> problems for any non-FM files below it - not likely, but you never
> know!
> 
> Yet another possibility ... since the folders may be different for
> different projects (but now, we are starting to gild the lily):
> 
> Add a parameter to the .BAT file and call it with the directory you
> want - with no parameter, it just works in the current directory.
> Still best to do it from a DOS window or a Run command line (which
> works in this case, since you can specify the directory). BTW, I
> continue to be leery of the /S - too uncontrolled an action!
> 
>     @echo off
>     echo.
>     echo Deleting the following files from the directory:
>     cd %1%
>     dir *.backup.* *.lck
>     echo.
>     del *.backup.* *.lck
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Z
> 
> Rene Stephenson wrote:
>> 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
> 

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