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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 174
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, WinNT 4.x, WinNT 3.x, WinME, Win2003, Win2000, Win Vista, Win98, Win95, Window2008, Windows 7
  • Publisher: Gammadyne Corporation (23 other programs)
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windows default iconDOS Utilities DELS.EXE Publisher's description

DELS.EXE will delete a set of files from a directory and all of its subdirectories

Gammadyne Corporation offers the following DOS command line programs which you may download and use freely.


* These programs run on all versions of Windows since 95.
* You may distribute these programs as long as they are not modified or sold. If you would like to package them with a commercial program, please contact us.
* These programs do not have a graphical user interface. They are meant to run from a command line (DOS prompt), batch file, or shortcut. You should keep your command line programs in a directory on your hard drive, preferably one in the PATH. For Windows 95/98/ME, we recommend "c:windowscommand". For Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 we recommend "c:windowssystem32".
* These programs are checked for viruses before being uploaded. We do value our reputation!
* Please send comments on these programs here.
* All programs are written by Greg Wittmeyer.


DELS.EXE will delete a set of files from a directory and all of its subdirectories. Only one parameter is required: a specification of the files to be deleted. The specification can use the ? and * wildcards. Multiple specifications can be separated with a semi-colon.


DELS [/nf] [/nologo] [/nr] [/ns] [/nw] [/q] [/test] filespec

Where filespec specifies the file(s) to be deleted.

/nf Don't list each file as it is deleted.
/nologo Don't display the program banner.
/nr Don't recursively enter subdirectories.
/ns Don't display the operation summary.
/nw Don't report warnings in the file specification.
/q Suppress all output.
/test Test only - no deleting.

For example, Gammadyne uses this to delete all of our object code files:

dels /nf f:projects*.obj;*.sbr;*.res;*.bsc;*.pch

Sample Output:

DELS.EXE 1.7 - Recursive File Deletion Utility
Copyright (C) 2001-2009 by Greg Wittmeyer - All Rights Reserved

Deleting F:PROJECTSAutoTweakAutoTweak.ncb : ok
Deleting F:PROJECTSScratchboardScratchboard.ncb : ok
Deleting F:PROJECTSGammadyne MailerGammadyne Mailer.ncb : FAILED!
Deleting F:PROJECTSConsoleConsole.ncb : ok
Deleting F:PROJECTSAllAll.ncb : ok

4 files deleted successfully
1 files could not be deleted
Total size of file specification: 34,741,983 bytes


* We are not responsible for damage caused by the use of this program, or any other program, even if it contains bugs. This is a powerful program with the ability to seriously screw up your computer.
* You may press the Escape key to abort the operation once it has started.
* When a file specification contains an absolute path, all subsequent file specifications will be relative to that path. Note that the example above depends on this.
* Deleted files are not moved to the Recycle Bin, they are permanently deleted. For a good undelete utility, we recommend Back2Life.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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