Q31492: Editing Nonexisting Files with the Microsoft Editor
Article: Q31492 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 Operating System(s): OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | tar62913 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 16-JUN-1988 If the Microsoft Editor is invoked to edit a nonexisting file, it creates a file with a length of zero in the DELETED directory in addition to creating a new file. This occurs with the backup switch set to "undel" (the default) in the TOOLS.INI file. This behavior is expected and is program design for the product. When the Microsoft Editor is invoked to edit an existing file, the previous version is moved to the DELETED directory. The EXP command allows you to remove this file, and all other files from the DELETED directory.
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