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Clear content tool for hard disk directories management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016126D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to delete only files into a directory and all its related sub-directories, in one shot, avoiding extra manipulations and errors, especially on Windows systems. Problem statement: After some computational treatments, we are facing to a specific data structure including directories and files. In lot of case the data structure skeleton (only directories) as to be reused for further treatments and reuse. Today, to obtain an empty skeleton of one directory named Dir1, as shown in the following example, multiple actions have to be performed manually :