Deletes a file from your disk, and also marks it as having (defunct) status in the AccuRev workspace. A comment dialog enables you to enter comments for the defuncted element. Defuncted files are not displayed in the Navigator view because it only displays files that are on your disk. However, defuncted files are displayed in certain AccuRev Searches: Defunct, Pending, and Default Group. Defuncted files disappear entirely from the AccuRev workspace when you Promote them to the backing stream.

Other users will continue to see the file in their workspaces. When you Promote a defunct element to the backing stream, it disappears entirely from the workspace stream, and from the File Browser display. The element then becomes (defunct), hence also active, in the backing stream.

You can also Defunct a directory. But before doing so, consult the description of the Defunct command in the AccuRev Command Line Interface User's Guide.

Note: The Eclipse Delete command does not invoke the AccuRev Defunct command. It simply removes the file from local disk storage. No change is made to the AccuRev repository. If you invoke the Eclipse Delete command on an AccuRev-controlled file, its AccuRev status becomes (missing).

Note: The IDE’s Delete command does not run AccuRev’s Defunct command. See Using the IDE’s Delete Command.