On Oct 12, 6:27=A0am, Ralph Shnelvar <ral... / dos32.com> wrote:
> I am writing a backup program (not necessarily in Ruby) and I need to bac=
k up ALL of a file's attributes.
>
> For Windows:
>
> R Read-only files
> H Hidden files
> A Files ready for archiving
> S System files
>
> I Not content indexed files
> L Reparse Points
>
> 1. Long and short names
> 2. Owners
> 3. Alternate data streams (ugh)
>
> Does anyone Out There know of code that will pick up all (did I miss any?=
) of these attributes?
>
> Is there Ruby code that serialize and deserialize all of the attributes?

Take a look at win32-file and win32-file-stat. I'm not sure what an
"alternate data stream" is, though.

Regards,

Dan