NAME

kill - delete a file

SYNOPSIS

kill FileSpec

DESCRIPTION

Kill deletes the specified file by unlinking the directory entry for the file in the UNIX file system.  If the entry was the last link to the file, the file is lost forever.  Kill has the same effect as the rm shell command in UNIX. 

FileSpec may be any string expression. 

EXAMPLE

The program
	kill "program"
	v$ = "my" + "file"
	kill v$
deletes the files "program" and "myfile". 

DIAGNOSTICS

If a kill statement is given for a file that does not exist, a "File not found" error occurs. 

USAGE NOTES

Kill does not produce an error if the file to be deleted is open; the file is deleted when it is closed. 

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber