C5_ERASE

 ERASE
 Remove a file from disk
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 Syntax

     ERASE | DELETE FILE <xcFile>

 Arguments

     <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.  The file name must be fully specified
     including the extension, and it may optionally be preceded by a drive
     and/or path specification.

 Description

     ERASE is a file command that removes a specified file from disk.  SET
     DEFAULT and SET PATH do not affect ERASE.  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 name.

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

 Examples

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

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

 Files   Library is CLIPPER.LIB.

See Also: CLOSE CURDIR() FERASE() FILE() FRENAME() RENAME



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