Remove a file from disk

     DELETE FILE | ERASE <xcFile>


     <xcFile> is the name of the file to be deleted from disk and can be
     specified either as a literal file name or as a character expression
     enclosed in parentheses.  You must specify the file name, including the
     extension, and it may optionally be preceded by a drive and/or path


     DELETE FILE, a synonym for ERASE, is a file command that removes the
     specified file from disk.  SET DEFAULT and SET PATH do not affect DELETE
     FILE.  The file is deleted from disk only if found in the current DOS
     directory or in the directory explicitly specified as part of the file

     Warning!  Files must be CLOSEd before deleting them.  Otherwise,
     either a sharing violation or a date corruption on the drive may occur.


     .  This example removes a specified file from disk then tests to
        see if the file was in fact removed:

        ? FILE("Temp.dbf")               // Result: .T.
        DELETE FILE Temp.dbf
        ? FILE("Temp.dbf")               // Result: .F.

 Files   Library is CLIPPER.LIB.


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