file attribute

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a control bit of data stored with each file which controls a particular function or aspect of the file such as read-only, archived or system file

Computing

  • plural noun a set of data stored with each file which controls particular functions or aspects of the file such as read only, archived or system file

Electronics

  • A characteristic of a file that imposes restrictions on its availability or use. For instance, a file may be read-only, or hidden. Also called attribute (3).
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