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    How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

    This is what I have:
    Code:
    using System;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Text;
    
    namespace File_Permissions
    {
        class Start {
            static void Main(string[] args)
            {
                string dir = "dummy";
                string dir_fil = "dummy/test.txt";
    
                FileAttributes attributes = File.GetAttributes(dir);
                System.Console.WriteLine(" These are the directory 'dummy' attributes : " + attributes.);
            }
        }
    }
    What I'm trying to do is get the attributes of a file/directory that you normally would see when you try to view the "Properties" on a file. I've found these examples, but it's kind of lacking:

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/file-...sions-in-chash

    What's the best way to view _all_ of these properties? Specifically, I'd like to know how to view permissions, owner, etc. and then print all of this out to the console.

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    Re: How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

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    Re: How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

    Do you mean file permissions or file attributes? These are quite different.
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    Re: How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

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    Re: How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2kaud View Post
    Do you mean file permissions or file attributes? These are quite different.
    Is there a way to do both of them? Are there "file.printAllPermissions();" and "file.printAllAttributes();"? Or would I need to make that function myself?

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    Re: How to get file permissions that are associated with a file?

    I guess you have to implement it yourself. Just see the examples and documentation and repeat output for each attribute you want to.
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