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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #49214] Readline library does not support writ

From: Rik
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #49214] Readline library does not support writing to Windows files with "hidden" attribute
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:21:17 +0000 (UTC)
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Follow-up Comment #21, bug #49214 (project octave):

I just wrote a test script in Perl on windows and it has the same problem.  It
can't open a hidden file for writing, although it can open such a file for

This seems to be pretty universal.

Documentation for Windows Powershell and redirection states

If the specified file already exists, the redirection operators that do not
append data (> and n>) overwrite the current contents of the file without 
warning. However, if the file is a read-only, hidden, or system file, the 
redirection fails. The append redirection operators (>> and n>>) do not 
write to a read-only file, but they append content to a system or hidden 


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