hattrib - change HFS file or directory attributes
hattrib [-t TYPE] [-c CREA] [-|+i] [-|+l] hfs-path [...]
hattrib -b hfs-path
hattrib permits the alteration of HFS file attributes. In the first
form, the MacOS-defined type and creator attributes can be set using
the -t and -c flags, respectively. A file’s invisible flag can be set
or cleared with +i and -i, respectively. Finally, a file’s locked flag
can be set or cleared with +l and -l.
All files mentioned on the command line will receive the specified
attributes, regardless of the file’s current attributes. Any attribute
not mentioned in the command line is left unchanged.
In the second form, a single HFS pathname refering to a folder is given
with the -b option, causing it to become "blessed" as the MacOS System
Folder. For this to be useful, the folder should contain valid Macin-
tosh System and Finder files.
Note that the locked and "blessed" attributes have little consequence
Robert Leslie <email@example.com>
HFSUTILS 30-Aug-1998 HATTRIB(1)
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