As someone else pointed out, RUN can be slow, and RUN BIG is slower since
more of memory is cleared for the shell. Using the NOREFRESH option
(ie: RUN NOREFRESH "DEL "+blah ) will eliminate an annoying screen flicker
and may slightly improve speed. Basically, RUN is the way to go if you
must do this and you should look up all the possible options in a PAL
reference to see what will suit you best.
As a sidenote on speed, if you are going to be making several deletions
at once, and will always be deleting the same files, using RUN to execute
a batch file will improve performance by reducing the number of times a
new COMMAND shell must be loaded.
Hope it helps...
Karl Brophey | Tellus Consultants, Inc.
But does the speed of RUN BIG as opposed to simply RUN make a difference if
the user has 16 MB of RAM? I tend to think that the speed of RUN as
opposed to RUN BIG would only matter if the user was using a low RAM
configuration. Is this so? In my case: 486/66 Mhz VLB w/16 MB RAM and
256 Kb cache, I don't notice any speed enhancements using RUN as opposed to
Still hacking ...