Re: TECH: TMP files that won't go away

Subject: Re: TECH: TMP files that won't go away
From: "Michael A. Lewis" <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:07:22 +1000

Matt Ion's suggestion is attractive. Meanwhile, try a kludgy but
effective answer along these lines:

1. Issue the command "dir c:\*.tmp /o /s > c:\ctmp.bat".
Reissue with appropriate changes for all hard drives or partitions.

2. Open ctmp.bat (and dtmp.bat, etc) in any plain-text editor (DOS Edit,
Notepad, WordPad, etc).
If you DO NOT have long filenames, replace the leading "C:" in each line
with "del C:".
If you DO have any long filenames, replace each leading C: with del "C:,
and replace each trailing .TMP with .TMP" -- this puts quotes around the
full filename.
Save the changed file(s).

3. Invoke each .bat file to do the deletions.

Kludgy indeed, but it does the job.
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