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class function GetAttributes(const Path: string; FollowLink: Boolean = True): TFileAttributes; inline; static;


static TFileAttributes __fastcall GetAttributes(const System::UnicodeString Path, bool FollowLink = true);


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.IOUtils TFile


Returns the file attributes.

Call GetAttributes to obtain the attributes for a given file. The return value of GetAttributes is a set of TFileAttribute values; each value of the set represents a file attribute.

The following table lists the parameters expected by this method:

Name Meaning


The path to the file for which the attributes are obtained.


Specifies whether the symbolic link is used.

Note: GetAttributes raises an exception if the file cannot be accessed or the path is invalid.

Note: If the Path parameter is a symbolic link and the FollowLink parameter is set to True, the method is performed on the target file. If the first condition is True and the FollowLink parameter is set to False, the method will be performed on the symbolic link. If the link is broken, the method will always return False.

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