How to? Delete descriptions

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

I've tried
describe filename /d""
The only mention to deleting descriptions in the help file is in the "Purpose" at the beginning of the DESCRIBE docs
Take Command Help v.14.0 said:
Purpose: Create, modify, or delete file and subdirectory descriptions
and then once again further down where it talks about removing the hidden attribute of the descript.ion file.

Charles Dye

Super Moderator
Staff member
May 20, 2008
Albuquerque, NM
I think that might qualify as a bug. But until Rex gets a chance to look at it, you can try:

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