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.