a simple utility to replace Windows' built-in attrib.
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attr

A simple utility to view and modify file attributes.. There are three main benefits of this utility over Windows' built-in attrib.exe.

  • The order in which you alter the attributes does not matter. For instance, you don't have to explicity remove -r before -s, etc.
  • You can combine attributes as in: attr -rsh file.
  • You can modify multiple files via the same command-line as in: attr -sa file1 file2 +hs file3.

Here are the details:

USAGE: attr.exe [options] [file] [file..n] [options file..n] ...

  no-arguments    Displays attributes for all files (and directories)
                  in the current directory.

  file            Specifies a file (or file wildcard) for attr to process.

OPTIONS:

    +     Sets an attribute.
    -     Clears an attribute.

    r     Read-only file attribute.
    a     Archive file attribute.
    s     System file attribute.
    h     Hidden file attribute.

  /p --pause      Pause when finished.
  /r --recursive  Processes matching files in the current directory
                  and all sub-directories. (also /s)
  /d              Processes directories as well. (not implemented!)

     --showpath   Output each file's full path and name.
                  Default is file name only (without the path).
EXAMPLES:

  > attr -h -s desktop.ini
    Removes the hidden and system attributes from desktop.ini.

  > attr -hs +a desktop.ini
    Removes the hidden and system attributes from
    and adds the archive attribute to desktop.ini.

  > attr -r +hs -a desktop.ini +hs folder.jpg
    Removes the readonly and archive attributes from and adds the
    hidden and system attributes to desktop.ini.
    Removes the archive attribute and adds the hidden and system
    attributes to folder.jpg.

  > attr /s -h -s desktop.ini
    Removes the hidden and system attributes from desktop.ini in the
    current and all sub-directories.