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Note: This is legacy API call. It is recommended to use 32-bit equivalent
This call removes a directory entry associated with a file name.
DosDelete (FileName, Reserved)
- FileName (PSZ) - input : Address of the name of the file to be deleted.
DosQSysInfo is called by an application during initialization to determine the maximum path length allowed by OS/2.
- Reserved (ULONG) - input : Reserved and must be set to zero.
rc (USHORT) - return
Return code descriptions are:
- 0 NO_ERROR
- 2 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
- 3 ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND
- 5 ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED
- 26 ERROR_NOT_DOS_DISK
- 32 ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION
- 36 ERROR_SHARING_BUFFER_EXCEEDED
- 87 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
- 206 ERROR_FILENAME_EXCED_RANGE
Global file name characters are not permitted.
A file whose read-only attribute is set cannot be deleted. To change the setting of the read-only bit, call DosSetFileMode.
#define INCL_DOSFILEMGR USHORT rc = DosDelete(FileName, Reserved); PSZ FileName; /* File name path */ ULONG 0; /* Reserved (must be zero) */ USHORT rc; /* return code */
This example deletes a file in the current directory named test.dat.
#define INCL_DOSFILEMGR #define FILE_DELETE "test.dat" #define RESERVED 0L USHORT rc; rc = DosDelete(FILE_DELETE, /* File path name */ RESERVED); /* Reserved (must be zero) */
EXTRN DosDelete:FAR INCL_DOSFILEMGR EQU 1 PUSH@ ASCIIZ FileName ;Filename path name string PUSH DWORD 0 ;Reserved (must be zero) CALL DosDelete
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