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    file_remove using wild characters
    I am using this in a script and it does not delete the files and no errors displayed when using *.*
    a) a5_file_remove("C:\A_accounts\owners\*.*") do not work
    I tried this too a5_file_remove("C:\A_accounts\owners\\"+*.*) either

    b) a5_file_remove("C:\A_accounts\owners\james.txt") using specfic names, it does work

    what is wrong with this syntax in a)?
    If *.* does not work, how to do it.

  • #2
    Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

    Don't you need the extension as well?
    Ted Giles
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    • #3
      Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

      may be it is expecting a character string as an argument, not a whole list of names?
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

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      • #4
        Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

        thanks for responding
        *.* is the whole file .
        Thextension is there.

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        • #5
          Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

          What happens with accounts\owners\thisowner.ext
          Like accounts\owners\ted_giles.txt.

          Or quotes around the *.*
          "*.*" ?

          You might need to get a proper list of files before you start deleting.

          Perhaps a test to see if the file exists will throw up something.
          Ted Giles
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          • #6
            Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

            I think a5_file_remove expects single file and removes single file.
            if you want to remove entire contents of a directory then you may have iterate thru the names in a script and supply the names to the a5_file_remove or if you are courageous
            do very carefully
            dir_remove_recursive(your_directory)
            dir_create(your_directory)

            warning: I do not use desktop, my knowledge is limited in this area.
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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            • #7
              Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

              So the file_remove is only for one file.
              It will have to be an script to read the names and deletete each.
              I could do it in DOS Bat file and them exe the bat file and them call the exe in a script.

              dir_remove_recursive(your_directory) dir_create(your_directory It may be worth a try.

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              • #8
                Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                Originally posted by MikeData View Post
                So the file_remove is only for one file.
                Yes, that's why the documentation states.

                The FILE.REMOVE() method erases a particular file
                Take a look at the examples for *FOR_EACH() for a suggestion on deleting multiple files in a directory.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                  Code:
                  FUNCTION Delete_All_Files_In_Dir AS V (Path AS C)
                  x=filefind.get(path+"\\*.*")
                  	cnt=*count(x)
                  	if cnt >=3
                  x=words(x,3,cnt,.t.,crlf())
                  	ui_dlg_box("",<<%dlg%
                  	{image=$sys_warning}{font=arial,14,b} Warning;{font=arial,10}{lf};
                  	The following files will be removed:;{lf};	
                  	[%m%.40,10vfile^#x];
                  	<20Select All><20Deselect All>;	
                  	<20Remove Selected><20Cancel>
                  	%dlg%,<<%code%
                  	select
                  	    case a_dlg_button="select all"
                  	    a_dlg_button=""
                  	    vfile=x
                  	    case a_dlg_button="deselect all"
                  	    a_dlg_button=""
                  	    vfile=""
                  	    case a_dlg_button="remove selected"
                  	   	cnt=*count(vfile)		
                  		for i=1 to cnt
                  		file.remove(path+"\\"+word(vfile,i,crlf()))
                  		next
                  	end select	
                  	%code%)
                  	else
                  	msgbox("No files were found")		
                  	end if
                  END FUNCTION

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                  • #10
                    Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                    It works!!! and fast.
                    Here is the code
                    file_list = filefind.get("C:\A_accounts\owners\*.*", 0, "PN")
                    *for_each(filename, file.remove(filename), file_list)
                    Thanks Stan, Thanks to all.

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                    • #11
                      Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                      Sorry Mr Gabriel, I just saw your post.
                      I like it as it gives great deal of error checking.
                      The one I used by Stan, was more appropiate for this paricular case, as it was going to delete files in a bunch of subdirectories for a kind of end of year operation and no interaction at all.
                      Your code is very good. I will for sure have a chance to use shortly.

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                      • #12
                        Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                        You DO need to make sure the user ACTUALLY wants to delete the file(s). There are no second chances with file removal. You cannot restore it once removed. It's permanent.

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                        • #13
                          Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                          I'm with you on this G. Archive before delete might be sensible.
                          Ted Giles
                          Example Consulting - UK
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                          • #14
                            Re: file_remove using wild characters is not working for me

                            You both are correct, Part of the complete script process has an start question to continue or cancel with warnings.
                            Thanks.

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