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32 bit DelTree option for Long File Names ?

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I have made some scripts to delete and refresh a batch of directories with new data. I use the old DOS command Deltree.exe. Deltree does not cope with long file names. I cannot use the 8.3 DOS name within my scripts. After 4 same names WinNT creates a 8.3 DOS name at random.
Does anybody know a 32 bit substitute for DELTREE.EXE which can use long file names?
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by:lisdodde
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by:BlackMan
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If you want to delete a single file in a directory structure, just use DEL <file> /S
If you want to remove a complete directory structure, use RD <dir> /S

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by:lisdodde
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The answer is about standard MS DOS commands DEL and RD.
I am looking for a command that has both in one -> DELTREE but that can handle long file names
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by:BlackMan
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What functions from DELTREE do you miss in my answer??
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MaDdUCK earned 50 total points
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I had the same problem and I used the version of deltree.exe that's shipping with Windows 95.
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by:shrif
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BlackMan is right.  I used to use DelTree under NT4 all the time, but got tired of the fact that it was a 16-bit app, and thus kept changing my prompt.  So I now I use the built-in NT command:

RMDIR /S <dir>

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