Program that modifies directories

This is a discussion on Program that modifies directories within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Wait, I used DEL. I typed "DEL C:\FTPROOT" And it said.. Could not find "C:\mikeprogs\prog4\FTPROOT" Why is it putting mikeprogs\prog4 ...

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    Wait, I used DEL.

    I typed

    "DEL C:\FTPROOT"

    And it said..
    Could not find "C:\mikeprogs\prog4\FTPROOT"

    Why is it putting mikeprogs\prog4 in front of it? How can I prevent this?
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    You didn't try to enter that in your system() program did you?

    Forget system() as I said before, it is a crude bodge, (there are a list of reasons why you should not use it in the FAQ). You use RemoveDirectory instead of system()! You have VC, open the help and look up the routine there.
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    Yeah but, why is it putting that? All I need is to erase that and I basically accomplished what I set out to do.
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    DEL *.*

    This will delete all files in the current directory, be careful what you delete.

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    So type "DEL *C:\FTPROOT*
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    and if you are putting delete commands inside system remember you need 2 backslashes....

    doDOS("DEL C:\\and so on...

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