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How do I address "Over Quota" error if I don't own the files?

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How do I address "Over Quota" error if I don't own the files?

I'm getting a notice that I'm over quota in my SAS for Academics account. After painstakingly deleting files in every directory, I've barely made a dent. It appears that most of my quota is taken by files owned by my professor. I have 2 questions:

1. Is there some way to organize/delete professor data so that it doesn't count against my quota? Do I have to engage my professor to remove files?

2. Is there any way to delete directories - in SAS Studio or outside of it - without having to delete all the files in it? Some of the directories are four deep and deleting the files in every folder before deleting it is a HUGE pain.

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Re: How do I address "Over Quota" error if I don't own the files?

Since part of SAS for Academics is learning I'll point you toward the SAS function FDELETE.

A learning exercise of using the function to delete files and empty directories will be useful. Additional functions related are DOPEN, DINFO DCLOSE. You should be able to read the file names in the specified directory and delete them using the above functions.

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