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 dosrm(1)                                                           dosrm(1)
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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
      rmdir(1), respectively).

      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
                  volume label.

           -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)

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 dosrm(1)                                                           dosrm(1)
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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

           dosrmdir hard_disk:doug

 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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