Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : VEAL401.ZIP
Filename : CFA207.DOC

Output of file : CFA207.DOC contained in archive : VEAL401.ZIP
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º Documentation For Change File Attribute (CFA) - Version 2.07 º
º A Shareware Program Written By Craig Veal º
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º I initially developed this program for my own personal use and the º
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º LIMITED permission is granted for your personal, NON-COMMERCIAL use º
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º This program may not be used in any commercial environment without my º
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This program is used to change the DOS attribute assigned to a file or group
of files. It can make files normal, read only, hidden, system, or turn the
DOS archive attribute on. DOS wildcard characters (* or ?) MAY be used
for the filename. Attributes may be combined such as RHS for Read only, Hidden
System or RS for Read only, System or any other combination. Subdirectory
attributes can also be changed, but wildcards CANNOT be used with

Syntax is CFA filename attribute.

Attributes values are:

N - Normal (Read and Write)
R - Read only (Can't be written to OR deleted
H - Hidden (Can't be found by most programs including DIR)
S - System (Used by the computer during initial start-up)
A - Archive (Used by DOS Backup and Restore)

CFA myfile.doc A - Turns myfile.doc Archive bit on
CFA *.Doc n - Makes all .DOC files Normal (read and write)
CFA ?at.Doc R - Makes all files that have 'at' as the 2nd and 3rd
letters Read only (such as cat.doc, bat.doc, etc
CFA \DOS\*.* RH - Makes \DOS subdirectory files Read only and Hidden

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : VEAL401.ZIP
Filename : CFA207.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: