Accessing windoze file attributes

David Robinow drobinow at
Wed Sep 15 13:45:08 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 4:51 AM, Douglas <mummerx at> wrote:
> Environment: X86, 1Gb RAM, Win XP, latest SP, Excel 2003.
> Hi, can anyone direct a relative newbie to the best source of info?
> I am writing my own backup app in Python 2.5.2 (all my company will
> allow me to use) using IDLE.
> I intend to run this app daily via the Task Scheduler to back up a
> mission-critical spreadsheet that only I use.
> It works well enough, but now I want to make it sensitive to the "A"
> attribute (only backup the file if it is set), and update it
> afterwards (unset it). This will help me avoid wasted disk due to
> needless backups.
> I have searched the inter-web and not found any info on how to do
> access/alter Windows file attributes.
> Please can someone direct me to a web page with suitable info
> (preferably with code snyppyts)?

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