GETATTR

GETATTR

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Action

Returns the file Attribute.

 

 

Syntax

bFileAttribut = GETATTR([sFile])

 

 

Remarks

bFileAttribut

Numeric variable which is assigned with the file attribute.

sFile

The name of the file (no wildcard) to get the attribute from.

You may also omit the name in which case the file will be used previous found by the DIR() function.

 

This functions returns the DOS file attributes. A file can have multiple attributes.

 

 

Return value

DOS Attribute

1

Read Only

2

Hidden

4

System File

8

Volume Label

16

Sub Directory

32

Archive

64,128

reserved

 

A file could have an attribute of 3 (hidden+ read only).

 

 

See also

INITFILESYSTEM , OPEN , CLOSE, FLUSH , PRINT, LINE INPUT, LOC, LOF , EOF , FREEFILE , SEEK , BSAVE , BLOAD , KILL , DISKFREE , DISKSIZE , GET , PUT, FILEDATE , FILETIME , FILEDATETIME , DIR , FILELEN, WRITE , INPUT , FILEATTR

 

 

 

Partial Example

'open the file in BINARY mode

 

Print Getattr("somefile.bin")