Subject Re: deleting files in a remote directory
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:26:30 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 10/08/2018 19:02, Charlie wrote:
> Hi Akshat... A new chapter is Charlie's coding experiences opened up on this.  I never understood arrays before.  This is really cool.  Thanks so much!!!

I also do not like arrays and use them as a last resort.
Just copy and paste from help file with little modifications.

You will be required to make just 2 modifications.
1. Add path
2.Change ? to delete file or new file().delete()

And this should solve your problem
Just proceed with a cool mind and it will be done in no time.

#define ARRAY_DIR_NAME 1
#define ARRAY_DIR_SIZE 2
#define ARRAY_DIR_DATE 3
#define ARRAY_DIR_TIME 4
#define ARRAY_DIR_ATTR 5

aFiles = new Array()
nFiles = aFiles.dir("c:\dbasewin\pictures-temp\*.jpg")
for nFile = 1 to nFiles
    delete file &aFiles[ nFile, ARRAY_DIR_NAME ]

Try the above code.

There is a plan B also

set procedure to miscapi.prg
runhidden("Del c:\dbasewin\pictures-temp\*.jpg")

Just 2 lines will be sufficient.
Miscapi.prg is a part of duflp. If you do not have it have a look at
signature block in any of Ken's replies
runhidden creates a dos batch file junk.bat and then executes it.
If for some reason the above code does not work open a dos command
prompt and try executing "Del c:\dbasewin\pictures-temp\*.jpg" without
the quotes. And adjust according to the error recd.