Re: File Updating

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 05-26-92 (18:04)             Number: 136
From: BRYAN HOOVER                 Refer#: 57
  To: RICHARD VANNOY                Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: File Updating              Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
> MM>RV>'When you are sure it is working right, you can replace
> MM>RV>'this line with SHELL "DEL ASCII.TXT".
> MM>
> MM>Richard, pardon my butting in here, but why not just use KILL and
> MM>instead of shelling?  - Michael  :)
> No reason.  Just old habits.  When I think "do it in DOS",
> my brain kicks into SHELL.  KILL and NAME would be fine.
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Speaking of KILL, I tried to use it while running MicroSoft's DOS 5.0
Mirror program (deletion tracking) and my machine just kept locking
up.  Does anyone have any ideas on this?  Oh yeah, the KILL statement
worked fine just before a SYSTEM statement to end the program.  I know
this sounds suspiciously like a programming error, but I can tell you
that with Mirror unloaded, the former KILL worked fine.  With Mirror
loaded and no former KILL, no lock up.  I eventually gave up and used
SHELL "del file.nme".

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