Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ATTR.DOC

 
Output of file : ATTR.DOC contained in archive : ABFS.ZIP
HELP ===> ATTR
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Purpose: Allows you to set or reset the attribute bits of any file or
subdirectory or to display the current setting of those attributes.

Format: ATTR [+R|-R|+A|-A+H|-H+S|-S] [d:][path]filename

Remarks: +R to set the read attribute of the specified file to read-only.

-R to remove the read-only attribute of the specified file.

+A to set the archive bit of the specified file

-A to reset (turn off) the archive bit of the specified file.

+H to set (turn on) the hidden bit of the specified file

-H to reset (turn off) the hidden bit of the specified file

+S to set (turn on) the system bit of the specified file

+S to reset (turn off) the system bit of the specified file

If you do not specify any options, the status of the specified
file(s) will be displayed.

Global filename charaters are allowed. (e.g. *,?)

Notes: The PC-Magazine Utility "ATTR.COM" will perform the same functions
as DOS ATTRIB, but will also allow +/- for the "H" (hidden) and "S"
(system) attributes.

Directories as well as files may have their attributes changed,
allowing "hidden, read-only" directories. However, this
tinkering with directory attributes may confuse some programs
such as VTREE, making it show an incorrect directory structure
after it hits the first "hidden" directory etc.

BATCH files, Programs (.EXE, .COM) and CONFIG.SYS may be marked
"hidden" (but not "system") and still work fine! This can
cause a lot of mischief if you hide batch files with the same
name as programs etc. and do not know what you are doing!


  3 Responses to “Category : Batch File Utilities - mostly for DOS
Archive   : ABFS.ZIP
Filename : ATTR.DOC

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