>> DeLynn Berry: 
>>
>> Is it possible to check the archive attribute of Windows 
>> files using Ruby? Or, even better, is it possible to get a 
>> list of files that have active archive bits to then be able 
>> to copy or move to a backup location?

You can do it using brute force:

require 'find'

Find.find( 'c:\temp' ) do | aFile |
  if  `attrib #{aFile}` =~ /^A/ 
    puts aFile
  end
end

But it will (as far as I can see) not work on cygwin builds.


Regards,
M.