Reports whether a file or folder is read-only, hidden, etc.
FileGetAttrib, OutputVar [, Filename] AttributeString := FileExist(FilePattern)
The name of the variable in which to store the retrieved text.
The name of the target file, which is assumed to be in %A_WorkingDir% if an absolute path isn't specified. If omitted, the current file of the innermost enclosing File-Loop will be used instead.
[v1.1.04+]: This command is able to throw an exception on failure. For more information, see Runtime Errors.
ErrorLevel is set to 1 if there was a problem or 0 otherwise.
A_LastError is set to the result of the operating system's GetLastError() function.
The string returned will contain a subset of the letters in the string "RASHNDOCT":
R = READONLY
A = ARCHIVE
S = SYSTEM
H = HIDDEN
N = NORMAL
D = DIRECTORY
O = OFFLINE
C = COMPRESSED
T = TEMPORARY
To check if a particular attribute is present in the retrieved string, following this example:
FileGetAttrib, Attributes, C:\My File.txt IfInString, Attributes, H MsgBox The file is hidden.
On a related note, to retrieve a file's 8.3 short name, follow this example:
Loop, C:\My Documents\Address List.txt ShortPathName = %A_LoopFileShortPath% ; Will yield something similar to C:\MYDOCU~1\ADDRES~1.txt
A similar method can be used to get the long name of an 8.3 short name.
FileExist(), FileSetAttrib, FileGetTime, FileSetTime, FileGetSize, FileGetVersion, File-loop
FileGetAttrib, OutputVar, C:\New Folder