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aegis -File_ATtributes(1)   General Commands Manual  aegis -File_ATtributes(1)

NAME
	aegis file attributes -	modify the attributes of a file

SYNOPSIS
	aegis -File_ATtributes -File attr-file [ option...  ] filename
	aegis -File_ATtributes -Edit [ option...  ] filename
	aegis -File_ATtributes [ option...  ] name=value filename
	aegis -File_ATtributes -UUID number -File filename
	aegis -File_ATtributes -Help

DESCRIPTION
	The aegis -File_ATtributes command is used to set, edit	or list	the
	attributes of a	file.

	The output of the -List	variant	is suitable for	use as input at	a
	later time.

	See aefattr(5) for a description of the	file format.

	Attribute names	are not	case sensitive.	 File attributes with a	name
	starting with an upper case letter will	appear in ael(1) and aeget(1)
	listings, while	those starting with a lower case letter	will not.

   Shorthand
	If you are only	setting	the values of unique attributes, it is possi-
	ble to do this from the	command	line, using the	name=value form.

	Note that this usage will replace the first attribute with the given
	name.  If there	is more	than one attribute of that name, the second
	and subsequent attributes are unchanged.  If there is no attribute of
	the given name,	it will	be appended.

	You may	set more than one attribute at a time, provided	that their
	names are unique.  Attribute names are not case	sensitive.

   Known Attribute Names
	While many of the anticipated uses of file attributes are to allow
	projects to attach their own specialized data to individual files,
	Aegis also uses	some attributes	for its	own purposes (and arguably,
	should always have done	so to maximize forwards	compatibility across
	Aegis upgrades).

	aede-policy-crlf-allowed
		boolean.  If true, the crlf policy of the aede-policy(1) com-
		mand does not apply.

	aede-policy-escape-hyphen
		boolean.  If false, the	escape-hyphen policy of	the aede-pol-
		icy(1) command does not	apply.

	aede-policy-line-length
		integer.  The maximum allowed line length in the line-length
		policy of the aede-policy(1) command; infinity if 0.

	aede-policy-tabs-allowed
		boolean.  If true, the no-tabs policy of the aede-policy(1)
		command	does not apply.

	aeipass-options:assign-file-uuid
		boolean.  If false, aeipass will not assign a fresh UUID to
		this file.  This flag is set by	aedist -rec if the action as-
		sociated with the file is a create and the file	is missing the
		UUID.  This behaviour is needed	to prevent the effect of hav-
		ing different UUIDs assigned to	the same file in different
		repositories.

	aemakegen:noinst
		boolean.  If true, aemakegen(1)	will not cause the program to
		be installed.  Usually attached	to the source file containing
		the main function, or to script	files.	Defaults to false if
		not defined (i.e. do install program).

	content-type
		This is	taken directly from the	MIME definition	of Content-
		Type.  It remembers what sort of file this is.	It is antici-
		pated that a diff tool,	for example, could make	use of this
		attribute to provide format-specific file difference listings.
		Some change set	interchange formats are	capable	of carrying
		this information.

	entire-source-hide
		boolean.  If true, this	file is	not included by	the aedist
		-entire-source flag.  The aetar	and aerevml commands work sim-
		ilarly.	 Think of it as	a "local only" flag.

	foreign-copyright
		boolean.  If true, this	file will not be checked by the	aede-
		policy(1) copyright validation.

	local-source-hide
		boolean.  If true, this	file is	not included by	aedist change
		sets.  The aetar and aerevml commands work similarly.  Change
		sets which contain only	thee files will	be omitted from	the
		aedist -inventory output.  Think of it as a "local only" flag.

	test/arch/elapsed
		This is	used to	estimate test duration.	 See aet(1) for	more
		information.

OPTIONS
	The following options are understood:

	-BAse_RElative
		This option may	be used	to cause relative filenames to be con-
		sidered	relative to the	base of	the source tree.  See aeu-
		conf(5)	for the	corresponding user preference.

	-CUrrent_RElative
		This option may	be used	to cause relative filenames to be con-
		sidered	relative to the	current	directory.  This is usually
		the default.  See aeuconf(5) for the corresponding user	pref-
		erence.

	-Change	number
		This option may	be used	to specify a particular	change within
		a project.  See	aegis(1) for a complete	description of this
		option.

	-Help
		This option may	be used	to obtain more information about how
		to use the aegis program.

	-List
		This option may	be used	to obtain a list of suitable subjects
		for this command.  The list may	be more	general	than expected.

	-Project name
		This option may	be used	to select the project of interest.
		When no	-Project option	is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT	envi-
		ronment	variable is consulted.	If that	does not exist,	the
		user's $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project
		field (see aeuconf(5) for more information).  If that does not
		exist, when the	user is	only working on	changes	within a sin-
		gle project, the project name defaults to that project.	 Oth-
		erwise,	it is an error.

	-TERse
		This option may	be used	to cause listings to produce the bare
		minimum	of information.	 It is usually useful for shell
		scripts.  -Universal_Unique_IDentifier number This option may
		be used	to set the UUID	of a file.

	-Verbose
		This option may	be used	to cause aegis to produce more output.
		By default aegis only produces output on errors.  When used
		with the -List option this option causes column	headings to be
		added.

	-Wait	This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to wait for
		access locks, if they cannot be	obtained immediately.  De-
		faults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

	-No_Wait
		This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to emit a
		fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
		Defaults to the	user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

	See also aegis(1) for options common to	all aegis commands.

	All options may	be abbreviated;	the abbreviation is documented as the
	upper case letters, all	lower case letters and underscores (_) are op-
	tional.	 You must use consecutive sequences of optional	letters.

	All options are	case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
	lower case or a	combination of both, case is not important.

	For example: the arguments "-project", "-PROJ" and "-p"	are all	inter-
	preted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not be
	understood, because consecutive	optional characters were not supplied.

	Options	and other command line arguments may be	mixed arbitrarily on
	the command line, after	the function selectors.

	The GNU	long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
	aegis are long,	this means ignoring the	extra leading '-'.  The	"--op-
	tion=value" convention is also understood.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS
	The recommended	alias for this command is
	csh%	alias aefa 'aegis -fat \!* -v'
	sh$	aefa(){aegis -fat "$@" -v}

ERRORS
	It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the
	specified project.
	It is an error if the current user is not the developer	of the speci-
	fied change.
	It is an error if the file is not included in the specified change.

EXIT STATUS
	The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
	aegis command will only	exit with a status of 0	if there are no	er-
	rors.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
	See aegis(1) for a list	of environment variables which may affect this
	command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
	project_specific field for how to set environment variables for	all
	commands executed by Aegis.

SEE ALSO
	aeca(5)	modify the attributes of a change

	aefattr(5)
		file attributes	file format

COPYRIGHT
	aegis version 4.25.D510
	Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993,	1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,	1998, 1999,
	2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,	2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,	2008, 2009, 2010,
	2011, 2012 Peter Miller

	The aegis program comes	with ABSOLUTELY	NO WARRANTY; for details use
	the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.  This is free software and you
	are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
	use the	'aegis -VERSion	License' command.

AUTHOR
	Peter Miller   E-Mail:	 pmiller@opensource.org.au
	/\/\*		  WWW:	 http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/

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