mdeltree(1) General Commands Manual mdeltree(1)

mdeltree - recursively delete an MSDOS directory and its contents

This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete. See the end of this man page for details.

The mdeltree command is used to delete an MS-DOS file. Its syntax is:

mdeltree [-v] msdosdirectory [msdosdirectories...]

Mdeltree removes a directory and all the files and subdirectories it contains from an MS-DOS file system. An error occurs if the directory to be removed does not exist.

Mtools' texinfo doc

This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation. However, this process is only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation process. Indeed, these items have no appropriate representation in the manpage format. Moreover, not all information has been translated into the manpage version. Thus I strongly advise you to use the original texinfo doc. See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:
    ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

To generate a html copy, run:
    ./configure; make html

A premade html can be found at `'

To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:
    ./configure; make info

The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html. Indeed, in the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.

02Jun24 mtools-4.0.44