How to set a files 'locked' property?
chipp at chipp.com
Wed Sep 25 01:00:01 CDT 2002
Thanks for the pointer. I worked it with the following:
if the platform is "Win32" then
put the filename of the topstack into tfile
replace "/" with "\" in tfile
put "attrib"&& quote & tfile & quote && "-R" into DosCommand
set the hideConsoleWindows to true
put shell (DosCommand) into theError
It turns out I had to put the filename in quotes as the path contained a
space and wouldn't execute under DOS unless quoted. Thanks again.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Jan Schenkel
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:29 AM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Re: How to set a files 'locked' property?
> Hi Chipp,
> Unfortunately it's not as simple as
> set the lockText of file tFile to true
> What you can do, is let WinXP do it for you with
> get shell("attrib" && tFile && "-R")
> If you ever need to do it on a Mac, I'm sure someone
> can tell you the equivalent piece of AppleScript to
> Hope this helped,
> Jan Schenkel.
> "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
> at the same time" (De Rochefoucald)
> --- Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
> > I know there's been discussion here lately on how to
> > find out if a file is
> > locked in WinXP
> > put the detailed files()
> > but, how can you turn off the locked property for an
> > existing file? Couldn't
> > find it in the notes. Thanks for any help.
> > -Chipp
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