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NAME [Toc] [Back]
dosrm, dosrmdir - remove DOS files or directories
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
dosrm [-fmriu] device:file ...
dosrmdir [-mu] device:file ...
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The dosrm and dosrmdir commands are targeted for removal from HP-UX;
see the WARNINGS below.
dosrm and dosrmdir are DOS counterparts of rm and rmdir (see rm(1) and
dosrm removes the entries for one or more files from a directory. If
a specified file is a directory, an error message is printed unless
the optional argument -r is specified (see below).
dosrmdir removes entries for the named directories, provided they are
Options [Toc] [Back]
dosrm and dosrmdir recognize the following options:
-f (force) Unconditionally remove the specified file, even if
the file is marked read-only.
-r Cause dosrm to recursively delete the entire contents of a
directory, followed by the directory itself. dosrm can
recursively delete up to 17 levels of directories.
-i (interactive) Cause dosrm to ask whether or not to delete
each file. If -r is also specified, dosrm asks whether to
examine each directory encountered.
-m If an ordinary file with the same name as volume label
exists, operation will be performed on the file instead of
-u Disable argument case conversion. In the absence of this
option, all DOS file names are converted to uppercase.
A DOS file name is recognized by the presence of an embedded colon (:)
delimiter; see dosif(4) for DOS file naming conventions.
Metacharacters *, ?, and [ ... ] can be used when specifying DOS file
names. These must be quoted when specifying a DOS file name, because
file name expansion must be performed by the DOS utilities, not by the
shell. DOS utilities expand file names as described in regexp(5)
under PATTERN MATCHING NOTATION.
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WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
Use of dosrm and dosrmdir is discouraged because they are targeted for
removal from HP-UX.
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
These examples assume that a DOS directory structure exists on the
device accessed through the HP-UX special file /dev/rfd9122.
Recursively comb through the DOS directory /tmp and ask if each DOS
file should be removed forcibly (that is, with no file mode checks):
dosrm -irf /dev/rfd9122:/tmp
Remove the DOS directory doug from the DOS volume stored as HP-UX file
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
dos2ux(1), doschmod(1), doscp(1), dosdf(1), dosls(1), dosmkdir(1),
rm(1), rmdir(1), dosif(4).
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