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    Deleting Files in Nonvolatile Storage

    You can use the delete command to delete files in NVS. Table 1 shows the types of files you can delete in different locations.

    Table 1: File Types You Can Delete

    Location

    System Space

    User Space

    (Linked Files and Unlinked Files)

    Network Host Within a Firewall

    Standby SRP Module

    *.cnf

    *.dmp

    *.hty

    *.log

    *.mac

    *.rel

    *.scr

    *.sts

    *.txt

    *.cnf

    *.dmp

    *.hty

    *.log

    *.mac

    *.pub

    *.rel
    (deletes *.rel file only and not associated files)

    *.scr

    *.sts

    *.txt

    Nonsystem files

    None

    *.dmp

    To delete files in NVS:

    • Delete a file in user space, specify the incoming or outgoing directory on the FTP server. You can specify the name of a subdirectory in the incoming or outgoing directory.
      host1#delete /outgoing/test.scr
    • Delete multiple local files using an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. You can include an asterisk (*) as a wildcard at any position in a specified filename. The asterisk substitutes for zero or more characters in the name. You cannot use an asterisk in a directory or subdirectory name.
      host1#del test*.txt Delete disk0:test-1.txt? [confirm] -> press ndisk0:test-1.txt: not deleted (per user request)Delete disk0:test-2.txt? [confirm] -> press ydisk0:test-2.dmp: DeletedDeleted 1 file, matched 2 files

      Note: You cannot delete reboot.hty or system.log files when you use a wildcard.

    • Delete a specific local file. When you do not use a wildcard, the CLI deletes the file immediately without prompting you for confirmation.
      host1#delete test-2.txt host1#
    • Delete multiple local files without confirmation from the user. Use the force keyword along with the wildcard to perform deletion without confirmation. The force keyword causes the immediate deletion of the directory or file even when it is not empty. However, if a file in the specified directory, or a specified file, is marked by the file system as in use because it is required for the current operation or configuration, the force keyword cannot force the deletion.
      host1#del test*.txt force disk0:test-1.txt: deleteddisk0:test-2.txt: deletedDeleted 2 files, matched 2 files
      host1#del *.dmp force WARNING: The force option is ignored for this file type.Delete disk0:sample-1.dmp? [confirm] -> press ndisk0:sample-1.dmp: not deleted (per user request)Delete disk0:sample-2.dmp? [confirm] -> press ydisk0:sample-2.dmp: DeletedDeleted 1 file, matched 2 files

      Note: The force keyword is ignored when you attempt to delete any .dmp or .tsa file (unless the deletion is issued from a .mac or .scr file); this means that the CLI always prompts for confirmation for these file types.

    Published: 2014-08-12