Get the file attributes on files in an HFS+ directory..

      GetFileInfo [-a attributes] [-c creator] [-d date]
                     [-m date] [-t type] file ...

Options     -a attributes  Get the file attributes bits where attributes is a string
		    of case sensitive letters. Each letter corresponds to a
		    file attribute: an uppercase letter indicates that the
		    attribute bit is set (1), a lowercase letter indicates
		    that it is not (0).	 

		    A | a    Alias file

		    B | b    Has bundle

		    C | c    Custom icon (allowed on folders)

		    D | d    Located on the desktop (allowed on folders)

		    E | e    Extension is hidden (allowed on folders)

		    I | i    Inited - Finder is aware of this file and has
			     given it a location in a window. (allowed on

		    L | l    Locked

		    M | m    Shared (can run multiple times)

		    N | n    File has no INIT resource

		    S | s    System file (name locked)

		    T | t    "Stationery Pad" file

		    V | v    Invisible (allowed on folders)

     -c creator	    Specifies the file's creator, where creator is a string of
		    exactly four characters.

     -d date	    Gets the creation date, where date is a string of the
		    form: "mm/dd/[yy]yy [hh:mm:[:ss] [AM | PM]]" Notes:
		    Enclose the string in quotation marks if it contains
		    spaces. Period '.' represents the current date and time.
		    [yy]yy < 100 assumes 21th century, e.g.20yy.

     -m date	    Gets the modification date where date is a string of the
		    form in -d above. (mm/dd/[yy]yy [hh:mm:[:ss] [AM | PM]])

     -t type	    Gets the file type, where type is a string of exactly four

GetFileInfo is part of


     Get and print the creator for the "Late Breaking News" file:

        GetFileInfo -c "Late Breaking News"

     Print the modification date of "myFile":

        GetFileInfo -m myFile

Return Values
0 - attributes read
1 - syntax error
2 - any other error

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