Deleting files from a directory using wildcards in a C++ App.
Posted on 1998-07-10
I am writing a function in Visual C++ 5.0 that should delete files from a directory that begins with a certain prefix. A related DOS command would be "C:\> del myfiles.*". I have used the function DeleteFile() to delete files where I know the exact name, such as "DeleteFile("c:\\archive\\myfiles.001")". But if I substitute the wildcard character "*"
for ".001" it does not work. Can this function accomplish this task? If so, please provide an example. If it can't, what would you recommend?
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