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[REBOL] Re: check me? deleting files based on a pattern

From: notofo:earthlink at: 28-Oct-2003 9:02

Anton Rolls wrote:
>Looks pretty safe to me. >You are just in one directory. >This will delete all files with "editpost" >in the name somewhere. >I would catch errors while deleting the file >so you are not interrupted by a single >"file access error" because one file is in use. > > foreach file read base [ > if find file "editpost" [ > if error? set/any 'err try [delete base/:file][ > print mold disarm err > ] > ] > ] > >You can, by the way, say this: > > home: %~/ > base: join home %attempt-it/ > >How many files? > >Anton. >
Thanks Anton, 7500 files. the task is finished, I "risked it." I'll use your suggestions. I especially like the error checking. I've been a reboler for years and I'm still *very* clueless. you brushed up against a question I've had for a while. How can I elimintate most of the "rejoins" that I use? I rejoin everything. If all you have is a hammer... thanks again, -tom