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How to? Delete descriptions

Discussion in 'Support' started by JohnQSmith, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. JohnQSmith

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    How do you delete descriptions stored in NTFS using the DESCRIBE command?

    I've tried
    Code:
    describe filename /d""
    The only mention to deleting descriptions in the help file is in the "Purpose" at the beginning of the DESCRIBE docs
    and then once again further down where it talks about removing the hidden attribute of the descript.ion file.
     
  2. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    I think that might qualify as a bug. But until Rex gets a chance to look at it, you can try:

    Code:
    delete filename:%@char[5]summaryinformation
    
    Be warned, this will blow away all summary information, not just the description!
     
  3. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    DESCRIBE file /d""

    should have worked, but after digging into it I found that the COM API involved was interpreting an empty argument as a read request instead of a write. I'll see if I can kludge up a workaround.
     

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