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Pull "compression" attribute?

I am looking for a way to find if this is 'set' on files/folders in a 2k/2k3 environment.

Open to either DOS-style scripting, VBS/WSH scripting...or possibly any alternative that doesn't require 3rd party tools (excluding reskit tools).

I'm working another project right now - so I'm offering points for any expert(s) willing to do my homework for me (no, this isn't actual homework...:P) Haha.

Enoy the points, if you find something...post if you need add'l info, but I think it's self explanatory...
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jdiaz5513Commented:
Not too sure if this helps you, but try this:

compact [/c] [/u] [/s[:DirName]] [/i] [/f] [/a] [/q] filename [...]
Parameters:
/c     Compresses the specified directory or file.
/u     Uncompresses the specified directory or file.
/s[:\DirName]     applies the action to all subdirectories of the specified directory, or of the current directory if none is specified. If :\DirName is used, the compressed attribute is not altered.
/i     Ignores errors.
/f     Forces the action on a previously failed attempt.
/a     Display files with the Hidden and/or System attribute.
/q     Displays minimal information.
filename     Specifies the file or directory. You can use multiple filenames and wildcards.

Typical output without arguments is:
C:\New Folder>compact

 Listing C:\New Folder\
 New files added to this directory will not be compressed.

     1200 :      1200 = 1.0 to 1   test.txt
     1200 :      1200 = 1.0 to 1 C test_compressed.txt

Of 2 files within 1 directories
1 are compressed and 1 are not compressed.
2,400 total bytes of data are stored in 2,400 bytes.
The compression ratio is 1.0 to 1.

Files/folders that are compressed have a 'C' next to them. With some scripting that could be helpful, I suppose... It depends on what you're trying to do.
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Looks promising...
I'll do some testing and let you know...
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but looks like I should be able to make it work.
Thanx!
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