Use QShell to delete a folder including subfolders and files

Have you ever been faced with the challenge of deleting an entire folder including a lot of files and subfolders? Through WRKLNK a folder has to be empty to delete it -- this quickly becomes a tedious task on large folders. Using QShell this can be done with a single command. First, bring up a QShell session using the "STRQSH" command. Use "CD '/myfolder'" to change to the folder being deleted, and then use "rm -R *" to delete everything. The Qshell can be used for a lot of handy file handling and other tricks like this. Click here for further tips and tricks using Qshell. Please note that you need 5769-SS1 option 30 installed.

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