On Monday, March 31, 2003, 3:12:15 PM, Milan wrote:

>>> 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.

The command works in a Cygwin window.

Gavin