ls.exe shows windows system hidden files

Randall R Schulz
Mon Dec 2 17:23:00 GMT 2002


I suppose that would be an adequate basis for constructing something with 
the effect I imagined.

Realistically, if I cared about being able to do this, I'd probably wrap 
the Windows "attrib" command in a script that would allow it to accept 
Cygwin's POSIX paths and to allow it to act like "find" with a hypothetical 
"--attrib" option. In other words, to list only those files bearing a 
particular attribute pattern.

Fortunately, I've never had to care about this and the Windows "attrib" 
command is barely in my working vocabulary, which is no doubt why I didn't 
think of it instead of suggesting a new tool.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 17:13 2002-12-02, you wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 01:39:58PM -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> >Perhaps a utility analogous to "getfacl" and "setfacl" for
> >Windows-specific file system properties is in order.  If done properly,
> >it could be used by those few who need to restrict output of other
> >commands w.r.t.  to Windows properties not otherwise accessible in
> >Cygwin.
>What's wrong with an 'attrib' wrapper using cygpath?  That's not much
>work at all.

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