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DNDEL(1) General Commands Manual DNDEL(1)


dndel - Delete a file on a VMS system


dndel [options] file-name


dndel deletes files held on VMS systems. The filename parameter may specify a single file or a wildcard (remember to use VMS wildcards).

If you specify -i or -v then dndel will open two connections to the VMS machine (much as VMS itself does). Otherwise it will attempt to use a single connection. One side-effect of this is that the deletion process will fail at the first file that cannot be deleted.


Interactive. Prompt before deleting a file.
Verbose. Print the names of files that have been deleted
Specifies the maximum amount of time the command will wait to establish a connection with the remote node. a 0 here will cause it to wait forever. The default is 60 seconds
Displays help for using the command.
Show the version of the tools package that dndel comes from.


dndel -i 'myvax::oldfile;*'

dndel 'tramp"christine pjc123"::interactive'


dntype(1), dndir(1), dncopy(1), dntask(1) ,dnsubmit(1), dnprint(1)

October 2 1998 DECnet utilities