We have an update process that needs to remove a folder on the IFS. It first performs a RMVLNK on a folder's contents by using the wildcard *. This, however, is not removing a file that exists named .OLD (which we think is something created by a software vendor of ours). Within the help of RMVHLP it says "An asterisk (*) matches any number of characters and a question mark (?)matches a single character."

I tried using *.* but that didn't pick up the .OLD file either. What does work is .* however that also tries (but fails) to delete the folders . and ..

After removing the contents of the folder, we're doing RMVDIR. I did try RMVDIR with RMVLNK(*YES) instead, but that didn't work to empty out the folder.

Would it be safe enough for me to add in a RMVLNK command using .* ?

Kurt Anderson
Sr. Programmer/Analyst
CustomCall Data Systems

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