Friday, March 17, 2006

Hunter-Killer is back!

Hard drives fill up with junk. We often don't know where it comes from, and it's a pain to get rid of. Programs like Microsoft SQL Server promise to remove old backups as part of the maintenance plan, but don't always get it right. Employees put a whole load of junk on the file server and never bother to delete their old files. The list goes on.
Hunter-Killer was originally developed for the Sowetan newspaper about a decade ago, when a method was needed to remove old stories from journalists directories. That was a DOS-based version; this one is written in Visual Basic, and can be used in a batch file or interactively. Hunter.exe does not delete or change anything; the user has to run killer.bat to do this. I have added some menu options to make it easier.

Download and information page for Hunter-Killer: a utility to delete old files | Bug fix article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a load of rubbish! What's wrong with using the "move" option in WinZip?