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Search for writables files
Find which files in a directory are writable, use this dos command …
dir /a-r-d /s /b
/a is to search for attributes. In this case r is read only and d is directory. The minus signs negate those attributes. So we’re looking for writable files only.
/s means recurse subdirectories
/b means bare format. Path and filename only.
Eg. search for all writable *.cs files in all subfolders and save to file:
C:\SourceSafe_LDV24\DataLevering\DataLeveringSQL>dir *.cs /a-r-d /s /b > writablefiles.txt
This can be useful if you are unlucky enough to work with Visual SourceSafe!