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What does "attrib.exe" mean in CMD? RRS feed

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  • Hello Everybody,

    If you run Command Prompt and type "attrib.exe" (without quotes), a super long list shows up. Can someone please explain to me what it is a list of? That would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:20 PM

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  • That tells you the file attributes for the files in the current directory. Type


    attrib /?

    for more information.

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    Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:48 PM
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  • Not a scripting question (scripting = creating programs using a script language) but here is an answer anyway: Type  attrib.exe /? to see what the command does.

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:49 PM
  • Official page of Attrib on technet

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490868.aspx

    "Displays, sets, or removes the read-only, archive, system, and hidden attributes assigned to files or directories. Used without parameters, attrib displays attributes of all files in the current directory."


    Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:11 PM