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Microsoft KB Archive/102881

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DEL Command Gives Nonintuitive Message

Q102881



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1





SYMPTOMS

When you are using the DEL command at the command prompt to delete all the files in a directory, the following message appears:

  • , Are you sure (Y/N)?

This anomaly occurs when you issue the command "DEL *.*" or "DEL ." (without the quotation marks).

The message should actually read:

All files in this directory will be deleted. Are you sure (Y/N)?



STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords : kbtool
Issue type :
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search


Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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