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|Operating system||RT-11, OS/8, RSX-11, OpenVMS, DOS, OS-9, MSX-DOS, FlexOS, SISNE plus, OS/2, Windows, ReactOS, KolibriOS, SymbOS, DexOS|
erase) is a command in 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 file system.
The command is available for various operating systems including DOS, Microware OS-9, IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows and ReactOS. It is analogous to the Unix
rm command and to the Stratus OpenVOS
DEC RT-11, OS/8, RSX-11, and OpenVMS also provide the
delete command which can be contracted to
del. AmigaDOS and TSC FLEX provide a
delete command as well.
erase command is supported by Tim Paterson's SCP 86-DOS. On MS-DOS, the command is available in versions 1 and later. It is also available in the open-source MS-DOS emulator DOSBox.
Datalight ROM-DOS also includes an implementation of the
While Digital Research 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.
THEOS/OASIS and FlexOS provide only the
erase are predefined command aliases for the
Remove-Item cmdlet which basically serves the same purpose.
del filename erase filename