Delete Routine

Environment: VC++, Win NT, Win 2000

This piece of code will delete a folder that isn't empty in Windows NT or Windows 2000.

The code also takes care of security aspects of the files inside the folder. Before deleting the file it sets the security(on an NTFS filesystem especially), so that it can be deleted by the process that is running it. The code also takes care of any readonly attributes set on the file to be deleted.

This is a recursive function which delete all the directories and files inside the directory which is sent as a command line parameter.

To compile:

You have to run the compile.bat file from a windows console.

To run it:

C:\Test\DeleteDirectory.exe test1

where test1 is the directory to be deleted, and is inside the Test directory.

Note:
This will delete all the contents, I repeat ALL contents inside the directory which has to be passed as a command line argument. So please be very careful.

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