how can I change the attributes of a file as read only .. and hidden ....... and turn back to read write .. and visible?

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java.io.File.setReadOnly() for the obvious.
As for the rest, you will probably have to execute OS specific commands.

Hey sani,

Don't forget that you can always simply execute a command on the command line for this.

I remember back in the dos days doing lots of 'attrib -s +h' commands before
http://www.computerhope.com/attribhl.htm


Ed

how can I change the attributes of a file as read only .. and hidden ....... and turn back to read write .. and visible?

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