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LPARAMETERS  lpFileName

#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY       1  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_HIDDEN         2  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_SYSTEM         4  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY     16  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE       32  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL       128  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY    512  
#DEFINE FILE_ATTRIBUTE_COMPRESSED  2048  

DECLARE SHORT SetFileAttributes IN kernel32;
    STRING lpFileName, INTEGER dwFileAttributes

DECLARE INTEGER GetFileAttributes IN kernel32 STRING lpFileName 

* read current attributes for this file
dwFileAttributes = GetFileAttributes (lpFileName)

IF dwFileAttributes = -1
* the file does not exist
    RETURN
ENDIF

IF dwFileAttributes > 0
    * read-only attribute to be set
    dwFileAttributes = BitOr(dwFileAttributes, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY)

    * archive attribute to be removed
    IF BitAnd(dwFileAttributes, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE) = FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE
        dwFileAttributes = dwFileAttributes - FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE
    ENDIF

    * setting selected attributes
    = SetFileAttributes (lpFileName, dwFileAttributes)
ENDIF


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Created: 2001-08-14 12:00:00  
Modified: 2007-08-02 14:45:37  
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Pass a file name to this procedure. This code sets read-only and clears archive attributes for the selected file.

DOS command ATTRIB can be used for the same purpose:
ATTRIB -R c:\mydir\*.* /S
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