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DOS Command Attrib

Displays or changes file attributes

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -a] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [[drive:][path]filename] [/S]

+ Sets the attribute.
- Clears the attribute
R Read-only
A Archive
S System file
H Hidden file
/S Processes files in all directories in the specified path



attrib +r file.txt - makes file.txt read only and cannot be edited.

attrib -r file.txt - makes file.txt edited.

attrib +h myfile.txt - makes the file hidden so a user will not see it.

attrib -h myfile.txt - makes the file unhidden and allows the user to see the file.

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