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Deletes one or more files.

DEL [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names
ERASE [/P] [/F] [/S] [/Q] [/A[[:]attributes]] names

names         Specifies a list of one or more files or directories.
Wildcards may be used to delete multiple files. If a
directory is specified
all files within the directory
will be deleted.

/P            Prompts for confirmation before deleting each file.
/F            Force deleting of read-only files.
/S            Delete specified files from all subdirectories.
/Q            Quiet mode
do not ask if ok to delete on global wildcard
/A            Selects files to delete based on attributes
attributes    R  Read-only files            S  System files
H  Hidden files               A  Files ready for archiving
-  Prefix meaning not

If Command Extensions are enabled DEL and ERASE change as follows:

The display semantics of the /S switch are reversed in that it shows
you only the files that are deleted
not the ones it could not find.