mattrib



mattrib(1)                                                          mattrib(1)




Name

       mattrib - change MSDOS file attribute flags




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Description

       Mattrib  is used to change MS-DOS file attribute flags. It has the fol-
       lowing syntax:

       mattrib [-a|+a] [-h|+h] [-r|+r] [-s|+s] [-/]   [-p]  [-X]  msdosfile  [
       msdosfiles ... ]

       Mattrib  adds attribute flags to an MS-DOS file (with the ‘+’ operator)
       or remove attribute flags (with the ‘-’ operator).

       Mattrib supports the following attribute bits:

       a      Archive bit.  Used by some backup programs  to  indicate  a  new
              file.

       r      Read-only  bit.   Used to indicate a read-only file.  Files with
              this bit set cannot be erased by DEL nor modified.

       s      System bit.  Used by MS-DOS to indicate a operating system file.

       h      Hidden bit.  Used to make files hidden from DIR.

       Mattrib supports the following command line flags:

       /      Recursive.   Recursively list the attributes of the files in the
              subdirectories.

       X      Concise. Prints the attributes whithout any whitespace  padding.
              If neither the "/" option is given, nor the msdosfile contains a
              wildcard, and there is only one Msdos file parameter on the com-
              mand  line, only the attribute is printed, and not the filename.
              This option is convenient for scripts

       p      Replay mode.  Outputs a series of  mformat  commands  that  will
              reproduce  the  current  situation, starting from a situation as
              left by untarring the Dos filesystem.  Commands are only  output
              for attribute settings that differ from the default (archive bit
              set for files, unset for directories).  This option is  intended
              to  be  used  in  addition to tar. The readonly attribute is not
              taken into account, as tar can set that one itself.



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mtools-3.9.9                        03Mar03                         mattrib(1)

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