Windows file visibility

Marty Knapp martyknapp at
Sat Mar 4 21:19:38 EST 2006

Hey Roger,

I tried the delimiter both ways and checked (and reset) my folder 
options - still no go. When I check the File Properties for the file 
"Hidden" is not checked after I've run the shell command on it . . .

>> basically I'm doing this:
>> #creating a text file
>> #then attempt to make it invisible:
>> put "attrib +h" && thePathToMyFile into commandString
>> get shell commandString
>> But my file remains visible.
> Marty,
> You may just be conflicting with your OS settings. Do you have XP folder 
> options set to show hidden files? Another possibility is that you are 
> using a / rather than a \ as the path folder delimiter. Any time you use 
> shell on Windows, you need to replace "/" with "\" in commandString before 
> executing the get shell command.
> Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at>

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