Subject Re: deleting files in a remote directory
From Charlie <tm@tc.com>
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:24:16 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hi Ken.. Does this mean there is no way to delete files from a directory unless you know the file names?

Ken Mayer Wrote:

> On 8/9/2018 2:46 PM, Charlie wrote:
> > I am trying this:
> >
> > new File().delete("c:\dbasewin\pictures-temp\*.jpg")
> >
> > This works if I name a particular filer.  But it does not work this way.  I want to delete all .jpg files in the directory.
>
> delete() works on an individual file, as you've discovered.
>
> Create an array of file names (take a look at a.dir() in the online
> help), and then loop through the array ...
>
> Ken
>
>
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