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nannà
Calcite | Level 5

In my sas library path I have got some  data_set and some empty folder

I want delete all but if  I use

proc datasets lib=output kill nolist memtype=all;

quit;

I clean only data-sets.

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ArtC
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

The X or SYSTASK statements should do the trick (as Doc@Duke suggests), however if you need more control to select certain types of files, try the FDELETE function.  This function will delete any type of file, and since you are in the DATA step, this gives you a great deal of flexibility.  For windows:

filename list pipe 'dir "c:\temp\sasdat" /b/o';

data _null_;
   length fname $40;
   infile list truncover;
   input fname $;
   rc=filename('abc',catt("c:\temp\sasdat\",fname));
   if rc = 0 and fexist('abc') then rc=fdelete('abc');
   rc=filename('abc');
run;

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Doc_Duke
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

You could use the "x" command to go out to the operating system and delete the non-sas files.

ArtC
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

The X or SYSTASK statements should do the trick (as Doc@Duke suggests), however if you need more control to select certain types of files, try the FDELETE function.  This function will delete any type of file, and since you are in the DATA step, this gives you a great deal of flexibility.  For windows:

filename list pipe 'dir "c:\temp\sasdat" /b/o';

data _null_;
   length fname $40;
   infile list truncover;
   input fname $;
   rc=filename('abc',catt("c:\temp\sasdat\",fname));
   if rc = 0 and fexist('abc') then rc=fdelete('abc');
   rc=filename('abc');
run;

nannà
Calcite | Level 5

Thank you very much !!

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