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What Windows command to check the filenames for 0 size and delete the files

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Hi,

I am looking for command  (internal or external) to write a simple batch file to see if a file has 0 byte size and to delete it.  Any help is appreciated!!

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Question by:kyleshire
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

On vista/win7/8/8.1 you have forfiles.exe built-in. It knows the @fsize filter which will serve your need.
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by:Zac Harris
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Try this out and see if it works for you....

@echo off
call :deleteIfEmpty "yourFileName"
exit /b

:deleteIfEmpty
if %~z1 eq 0 del %1
exit /b

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Santosh Gupta earned 1500 total points
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try this

for %F in (*) do if %~zF equ 0 del "%F"
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