I'm looking for a command line to remove all view-private files and directories from a ClearCase view on Windows. I have Cygwin available as well.
The script available at this article is not quite what I want, since I'm working with a large number of files and want to delete them all without having to select each one.
A few remarks:
ct lsprivateis great for dynamic views, not snapshot views
ct ls -rec -view_onlyas well as
ct lsprivatealso list your checked-out files... I am not sure you want to delete those...
For listing private files (only private ones, not hijacked ones you may want to keep), you need to have a command that:
(bonus) does not depend on external shell commands
for /F "usebackq delims=" %i in (`cleartool ls -r ^| find /V "Rule:" ^| find /V "hijacked" ^| find /V "eclipsed" ^| find /V "-->"`) do @echo "%i"
That lists all your private files (skipping the hijacked/eclipsed/checked-out or non-private ones as well as symlinks) in a pure Windows way (no external shell dependency needed).
@echo "%i" by
del /F "%i" and they are gone.
Note the double quotes around %i, in order to display/remove properly files with spaces in their name. Also note the absence of the cleartool parameter -nxn, as symlinks would otherwise be indistinguishable and view-private files are not being decorated anyway.
In order to also get rid of private directories, first run the command with
rmdir /S /Q "%i" and then with
del /F "%i".