The general syntax of the DELETE command is:
DELETE,<file spec>[,<file list>]
where <file list> can be an optional list of file specifications. It is necessary to include the extension on each file specified. As the DELETE command is executing it will prompt you with:
DELETE "FILE NAME"?
The entire file specification will be displayed, including the drive number. If you decide the file should be deleted, type 'Y'; otherwise, any other response will cause that file to remain on the disk. If a 'Y' was typed, the message 'ARE YOU SURE?' will be displayed on the terminal. If you are absolutely sure you want the file deleted from the disk, type another 'Y' and it will be gone. Any other character will leave the file intact. ONCE A FILE HAS BEEN DELETED, THERE IS NO WAY TO GET IT BACK! Be absolutely sure you have the right file before answering the prompt questions with 'Y's. Once the file is deleted, the space it had occupied on the disk is returned back to the list of free space for future use by other files. Few examples follow:
The first example will delete the file named MATHPACK.BIN from the working drive. If auto drive searching is selected, the file will be deleted from the first drive it is found on. The second line will delete the file TEXT.TXT from drive 1, and AUGUST.TXT from drive 0.
There are several restrictions on the DELETE command. First, a file that is delete or write protected may not be deleted without first removing the protection. Also a file which is currently in the print queue (see the PRINT command) can not be deleted using the DELETE command.