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Delete files matching a filespec across ALL logical drives, C-Z. Will ask for verification before delete if desired. Syntax: GFD *.BAK .
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GFD - GMUtant File Deleter version 1.1

Author: Clyde W. Grotophorst
(c) 1990, GMUtant Software


This is another simple utility I wrote to help me get rid of backup
files across several logical drives. It is safe when used as directed
(meaning there's no fancy operating system stuff going on, but if you're
careless with your input, disastrous results could follow). See the
USE WITH CAUTION section below to see where we tried to help make the
program safer...

There are four steps to running the program in menu-driven mode:

1. Type GFD at the DOS prompt.
2. At the 'enter filespec' prompt, enter the filespec you want
to delete (e.g., *.BAK). Use wildcards just as DOS allows.
note: press return at this prompt to exit the program.
3. Decide whether you want AUTOMATIC deletion or want to
be prompted on a file by file basis for matching files.
4. Press Y or N in answer to the 'ready to begin deletion' prompt.

Names of matching files will list out as they are erased.

To use in a batch file, or with command line arguments, use the
following syntax:

GFD filespec {v}

The optional V argument will turn verification on--meaning that you
must respond with Y or N for each file prior to deletion.


USE WITH CAUTION

While the operation of the program is safe from a systems point of view,
it can be very unsafe in the hands of a reckless user. As a small
contribution to eliminating unintentional errors, we have disabled the
ability to delete files matching the *.* filespec. We have also disabled
the ability to delete *.EXE, *.COM, *.DBF (dBASE), *.DVP (desqview),
*.SYS or *.BAT files (when you select automatic deletion).

GMUtant OnLine BBS (703) 323-3100


Revision history

1.1 now runs with command line arguments.
1.0 initial release



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