DosFileAttributes

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public interface DosFileAttributes implements BasicFileAttributes

File attributes associated with a file in a file system that supports legacy "DOS" attributes.

Usage Example:

    Path file = ...
    DosFileAttributes attrs = Files.readAttributes(file, DosFileAttributes.class);
 

Public Method Summary

abstract boolean
isArchive()
Returns the value of the archive attribute.
abstract boolean
isHidden()
Returns the value of the hidden attribute.
abstract boolean
isReadOnly()
Returns the value of the read-only attribute.
abstract boolean
isSystem()
Returns the value of the system attribute.

Inherited Method Summary

Public Methods

public abstract boolean isArchive ()

Returns the value of the archive attribute.

This attribute is typically used by backup programs.

Returns
  • the value of the archive attribute

public abstract boolean isHidden ()

Returns the value of the hidden attribute.

This attribute is often used to indicate if the file is visible to users.

Returns
  • the value of the hidden attribute

public abstract boolean isReadOnly ()

Returns the value of the read-only attribute.

This attribute is often used as a simple access control mechanism to prevent files from being deleted or updated. Whether the file system or platform does any enforcement to prevent read-only files from being updated is implementation specific.

Returns
  • the value of the read-only attribute

public abstract boolean isSystem ()

Returns the value of the system attribute.

This attribute is often used to indicate that the file is a component of the operating system.

Returns
  • the value of the system attribute