del2list.exe name-and-path-of-list-file complete-name-and-path-of-deleted-file optional-seconds-to-wait optional-default-directory optional-command-to-perform optional-parameter-to-command ...
The first two (2) parameters are strictly for the purposes of maintaining the inuse file. The other parameters facilitate keeping a ‘reference’ copy of the contents of the configuration management tool up to date.
The seconds-to-wait parameter specifies the number of seconds to wait before performing the command, this may be particularly useful for avoiding deadlock situations. Specifying a seconds to wait of other than 0 in windows, forces the del2list command to operate as an asynchronous process (in Unix use the & operator as normal to create an asynchronous process).
Whilst the last four (4) parameters are optional, if you wish to specify a later parameter, you must specify the earlier parameters (e.g., you cannot specify command-to-perform without specifying seconds-to-wait and default-directory, but they may be 0 and .).
The filenames may optionally contain special strings that are replaced by del2list before it writes the filename to the inuse file:
|:cwd:||current working directory|
|/||\ in windows platforms|
|\||/ in non-windows platforms|
del2list recognises the following options:
|-rstring;string||String to remove from the first 3 parameters. This is useful for removing duplicate drive specifiers, or mount points from the filenames.|
|-v||Verbose mode, prints the command line|
|-x||Do not activate asynchronous mode. Asynchronous mode is only activated on Windows platforms.|
|-j~||combine parameters delimited by a ~, replace all spaces with separator characters (eg: for Windows:\\ or for Unix:/)..|
|-afilename.asn||Assignment file to use for removing the redirection of
The comparison that del2list performs on the filenames is case sensitive, so if the inuse file contains H:\fred.xml and del2list requests the deletion of h:\fred.xml, no match will be made.
del2list h:\inuse g:\src\uform\A001.XML 2 . command.com /c dir
del2list h:\inuse :cwd:A001.XML 2 . command.com /c dir
For more information about the INUSE file please see:
|INUSE file format||Format of the file for ‘checked out’ files.|
|USYS$UD6_PARAMS||Actual driver parameters from assignment file.|
|SQL Workbench||For use with running operating system commands and updating parameters during an IDF session|
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