erase) is a command in DOS, OS/2, Microsoft Windows and ReactOS command-line interpreters (shells) such as
cmd.exe, 4DOS, NDOS, 4OS2, 4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to delete one or more files or directories from a filesystem.
The command is analogous to the Unix
rm command and to the OpenVOS
RT-11, RSX-11 and OpenVMS also provide the
delete command which can be contracted to
del. AmigaDOS provides a
delete command as well.
While DR-DOS supports
erase as well, it also supports the shorthand form
era, which derived from CP/M. In addition to this, the DR-DOS command processor also supports
eraq. These are shorthand forms for the
erase command with an assumed
/Q parameter (for 'Query') given as well.
del filename erase filename
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