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    Command Line Commands (XP)

    I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a list of commands. Looking for the command equal to DELTREE and a few others.

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    Check Post 210224 from an earlier XP thread - I think one of the links I posted there should give you what you're after.

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    A browse through the thread <!post=Batch Files,203360 >Batch Files<!/post> might be worth while, too.
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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    Thank you everyone, your replys have helped with my post and other things as well.

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    The command equivalent to DELTREE is RD (see help info from RD /?). This may surprise you, but trust me!

    For additional elucidation, see An A-Z Index of the Windows NT command line and The Command Console of Windows NT/2000/XP, the second of which has links galore.
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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    Sorry one other thing. I'm trying to use RD /S to remove the hidden directories under Content.IE5 and it tells me that the syntax is wrong...What is up with that?

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    I haven't used the RD command since I've been on XP, but do you suppose you HAVE TO specify the drive and directory name? Looks like it's optional but I don't know. I also don't know if any special characteristics of that directory would prevent your command from executing. Where is that directory? I don't have one on my XP Pro machine?

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    You have the directories you just can't see them, they do not show up in Explorer or even doing a Dir in command prompt. This is where windows stores all your Internet stuff that doesn't get deleted when you delete the Temporary Internet Files and history, so if you get audited by your company this is where the stuff is that they will find to bust you. I have a bat file that runs on my 98 that deletes these directories, they are recreated when you get back on the internet. Deltree works for the 98 machine even when this stuff is hidden. It is driving me nuts.

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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    I guess I just don't see the point in deleting those directories. Under 2000/XP, the index.dat file will be open and un-deletable. Since IE is so tightly woven into the fabric of Windows, you're going to be fighting an uphill battle...is it really worth your frustration? This is particularly true under the NT based operating systems, due to the way the file system is managed.

    If it's a space concern, why not set the cache for Internet Explorer to a small size? On a high speed connection, you can get by with a small cache easily. Dial-up would benefit from something higher, around 35MB. You can also use CacheSentry to help IE manage those lovely folders.

    <pre>RD /?
    Removes (deletes) a directory.

    RMDIR [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path
    RD [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path

    /S Removes all directories and files in the specified directory
    in addition to the directory itself. Used to remove a directory
    tree.

    /Q Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to remove a directory tree with /S</pre>

    If you're having problems seeing those folders, have you told Windows to display hidden folders? I've found that even if you do, the IE cache is still hidden, or at least the subdirectories are. If you can't see it, chances are pretty good that the RD command can't either.
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    Re: Command Line Commands (XP)

    OK Thank you for your help

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