Microsoft KB Archive/102881
DEL Command Gives Nonintuitive Message
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
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)?
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.
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Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000