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mattrib(1)                                                          mattrib(1)

       mattrib - change MSDOS file attribute flags

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       This  manpage  has  been  automatically  generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may not be entirely
       accurate or complete.  See the end of this man page for details.

       Mattrib is used to change MS-DOS file attribute flags. It has the following 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  '-'

       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

       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 command 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 set-
              tings 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.

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

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       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html

              A premade html can be found at ''

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mtools-4.0.12                       03Nov09                         mattrib(1)