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An internal DOS/Windows command that erases a file from the disk. When a file is deleted from the command line, it cannot be retrieved from the recycle bin, so "be careful!" However, files deleted from Windows Explorer are saved in the recycle bin. Del and Erase are two forms of the command.

Following are examples of deleting single and multiple files:
del old.txt     erase OLD.TXT
  del *.txt       erase all TXT files


  erase old.txt   erase OLD.TXT
  erase *.txt     erase all TXT files


On drawings, abbr. for “delineation.”
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The divestiture of the soup and infant feeding businesses includes the sale of Del Monte's manufacturing facility and distribution center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and certain manufacturing assets associated with the private label soup business located at the Mendota, Illinois facility.
Del Monte will now be better positioned to build our branded, Pittsburgh-based StarKist Seafood and Pet Products businesses as well as our Del Monte Brands business, which are all central to Del Monte's growth strategy going forward.
Historically, Del Monte has produced College Inn broth, private label soup and infant feeding products in its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania facility and private label soup and vegetable products in its Mendota, Illinois facility.
Janet Napolitano in January, Casino Del Sol is allowed to expand gaming operations to include an additional 670 gaming devices and Vegas-style blackjack.
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To allow Del Webb to easily maintain and expand the site, Rhino employed its powerful database-driven content management solution.
Using an information-rich modular layout, Rhino created a transaction-oriented website that effectively conveys the lifestyle offered at Del Webb's many communities and the features that each home model offers.
Del Webb, with the help of Rhino Internet Solutions, has transformed its entire marketing approach by maximizing our website," said Robert Brown, Del Webb's project manager for e-business.
We believe that IAT is an exceptionally strong fit for Fresh Del Monte," said Hani El-Naffy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fresh Del Monte.
We also believe that this transaction is indicative of the high quality, synergistic acquisitions that Fresh Del Monte seeks to make in order to sustain our leadership position within the fresh produce industry," he said.