An internal DOS/Windows command that erases a file from the disk. When a file is deleted from the command line, it cannot be retrieved from the recycle bin, so "be careful!" However, files deleted from Windows Explorer are saved in the recycle bin. Del and Erase are two forms of the command. See Delete key
.DELETING FILESFollowing are examples of deleting single and multiple files:del old.txt
erase OLD.TXT del *.txt
erase all TXT files or erase old.txt
erase OLD.TXT erase *.txt
erase all TXT files.