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deleting a file with SQL xp_cmdshell

Posted on 2014-09-24
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Hello experts,

I am running this one line code on SQL Management Console and it gets hung at 'Executing Query':

exec master..xp_cmdshell 'C:\Test1\Test2\test3.txt'

What is the issue? I login to the SQL Server as the local administrator of that (same) server. Is there something I am missing? Should the folder be shared instead and I use the share name?

Thank you in advance
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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>exec master..xp_cmdshell 'C:\Test1\Test2\test3.txt'
this would only "open" the file (on the server, in the sql server login session, so unvisible except in the task manager)

to DELETE the file:


exec master..xp_cmdshell 'del C:\Test1\Test2\test3.txt'
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Typo
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by:bozer
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I just realized that after posting but you were even faster to reply Guy, thanks :)
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