Software to Erase files on an old DOS machine?

fathertime

New Member
An old legacy DOS machine is running some files daily that we would love to erase. Is there a version of Eraser that works from a DOS command line prompt:

e.g. "erase C:\somefile.txt"

I believe it is DOS 6.22 - If not, can anyone recommend any old software that will do the job?

Many thanks!
 

DavidHB

Active Member
Eraser 5.x contains an eraserl.exe file which is intended to run from a Command prompt, but whether that includes DOS 6 I cannot say, and have no means of checking. If you download and unzip eraser 5.88 portable, you should be able to get the eraserl.exe and associated files on a floppy, if you dont include eraser.exe, which definitely needs Windows. Good luck!

David
 

Joel

Active Member
eraserL still needs Windows. Earlier versions had eraserD for DOS, but that's unsupported now (as with the rest of Eraser 5)

If you can't get hold of eraserD, perhaps you can connect the disk drive externally to a Windows machine and use Eraser from there.
 

fathertime

New Member
We were looking for something that we could run daily from the machine itself so eraserD sounds like it would be perfect. Will hunt around the net for it now...

Many thanks for your replies.
 

Joel

Active Member
If it helps, I think the old 5.7 distribution had a copy prebuilt.
 

fathertime

New Member
It works!

Just one last question - what erasing method is "eraserd" using? (e.g. DoD 5220.22-M)
 
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