batch script to delete a file after the above process completed

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kchan
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batch script to delete a file after the above process completed

#1 Post by kchan » 01 Feb 2017 20:44

Hi

I have a batch script run.bat running with the following command

start /wait c:\*\*\*\doscan.exe c:\scanfolder

how do i delete the item in scanfolder after this command end?

delete c:\scanfolder doesn't seems to work and i want to ensure the process completed then run the delete.

Please advise.

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Re: batch script to delete a file after the above process completed

#2 Post by aGerman » 02 Feb 2017 02:42

Do you want to delete C:\scanfolder or rather its contents?

This would remove the whole folder:

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rd /s /q "C:\scanfolder"


This would remove the contents:

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for /d %%i in ("C:\scanfolder\*") do rd /s /q "%%~i"
del /f /q "C:\scanfolder\*.*"


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Re: batch script to delete a file after the above process completed

#3 Post by Squashman » 02 Feb 2017 07:26

Some programs do not respect the wait option. Remove the start command and just run the executable directly. Then delete any files after that.

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