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Re: Changing Windows "hidden" and "system" attributes?

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006, Lloyd Zusman wrote:

> Thorsten Kampe <thorsten <at>> writes:
> > * Lloyd Zusman (Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:49:51 +0000 (UTC))
> > >
> > > Cygwin offers the "-W, --windows" extension to ps and the regtool,
> > > getfacl, and setfacl commands (to name but three) which offer
> > > Windows-specific (i.e., non-Linux) capabilities.
> >
> > I see your point regarding get/setfacl and regtool. As far as I know
> > these offer a different approach and somewhat different functionality
> > than cacls/xcacls and reg.exe. There's also a Cygwin ping.
> >
> > The question is here: what could a Cygwin attrib do (or do
> > differently) that the native attrib does not?
> Well, for one thing, things like this don't work:
>   find . -type f -print | xargs attrib
> Yes, I know that I could put a wrapper script around attrib to apply
> cygpath to the argument, to name but one of several ways to solve this.
> In fact, I have already done this, thereby making my own
> cygwin-compliant analog to attrib.

find . -type f -print | cygpath -w -f- | xargs attrib

Won't work with -print0, but you get the idea.
      |\      _,,,---,,_ |
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		Igor Peshansky, Ph.D. (name changed!)
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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