Mark a file as read-only

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Wed May 12 01:37:46 EDT 2010


maybe the R should be lowercase, but I don't think it matters.

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:

> Something like this:
>
> answer file "choose a file"
> if the result is "cancel" or it is "" then exit to top
> put it into tPath
> put shortFilePath(tPath) into tPath
> replace "/" with "\" in tPath
> put "attrib +R " & tPath into tDosCommand
> set the hideConsoleWindows to true
> put shell (tDosCommand) into tErr
> if tErr is not empty then answer tErr
>
> Haven't tested it, but it should work.
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:50 PM, Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
>
>> Chipp,
>>
>> Do it like this?
>> if the platform is "Win32" then shell("attrib +r a:lockthisfile.txt")
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Bill Vlahos
>> _________________
>> InfoWallet (http://www.infowallet.com) is about keeping your important
>> life information with you, accessible, and secure.
>>
>> On May 11, 2010, at 7:39 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
>>
>> > http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/attrib.html
>> >
>> > attrib +r a:lockthisfile.txt
>> >
>> > You can shell out to it
>> >
>> > Chipp Walters
>> > CEO, Shafer Walters Group, Inc
>> >
>> > On May 11, 2010, at 8:56 PM, Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I know how to set the rights on Mac and Linux to mark a file as
>> read-only.
>> >>
>> >> How do I do that in Windows?
>> >>
>> >> Can I do it at all on a USB drive? I believe that files on USB drives
>> ignore some settings for ownership, etc.
>> >>
>> >> Bill Vlahos
>> >> _________________
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