View Full Version : DOS - Get away from Y/N request when Deleting

John W
03-10-2002, 08:36 AM
How can I get away from the Y / N request when I want to Del the contenys of a floppy in A Drive.
Im using

Del a:\*.*


03-10-2002, 09:18 AM
You could try del a:\*.* /q

That puts it into quiet mode and shouldn't ask you Y/N.

Type del /? to get a list of other switches you can use.

03-10-2002, 09:20 AM
format a: /u /autotest will also do the job :)


03-10-2002, 09:21 AM
oops, should have used preview :)

that should be:

format a: /u /autotest will also do the job :)



03-10-2002, 09:22 AM
then again,

format a: /u /q /autotest will probably be a lot quicker

sorry, I'm tired :(


Graham L
04-10-2002, 03:19 PM
why not [pre]deltree /y a:\[pre]?

Terry Porritt
04-10-2002, 04:04 PM
Surely you dont want to go back to DOS 6.22? That version didnt have the option, by default, to say No, so if you accidently typed del *.* in c:\ instead of a:\ you lost all your root files. Not good if you hadnt made a duplicate root directory.
The y/n option was put into DOS 7 to help prevent that happening. I should just accept it and be happy.

Graham L
04-10-2002, 04:17 PM
But you could say "undelete" ... They took that out of "version 7".