mattrib




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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 without any whitespace padding.
              If neither the "/" option is given, nor the msdosfile contains a
              wildcard,  and  there  is  only one MS-DOS file parameter on the
              command line, only the attribute is printed, and not  the  file-
              name.  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  MS-DOS file system.  Commands are only
              output for attribute settings that differ from the default  (ar-
              chive 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-4.0.18                       09Jan13                         mattrib(1)
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