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Old 03-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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How to lock a file

Hi folks,

How to lock a file of following format

1) .txt or .doc
2) .html or .htm

so that it can be read only. Copying its content with copy/paste command is not allowed, nor duplicating it. Kindy advise.


Old 03-09-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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Can't be done.

Most you can do is make it readable only by the user that owns it. If something is readable, it's also copyable.

There are ways to make HTML code readable but not copyable via a web browser...but as for a file on some type of *nix box, no. Same thing, I guess with .doc(s) as well, but once again, that's within the application it's meant for, not on the OS level.
Old 03-09-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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Hi Technoslave,

Tks for your advice.

I came across such files on web. I was not allowed to high-light their contents and paste the same to another file. I'm interested to learn how to do it.

However I can print such a file as a .pdf file. So if we can stop this last job then the file shall become read only. To touch it is impossible.



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