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mattrib(1)		    General Commands Manual		    mattrib(1)

Name
       mattrib - change	MSDOS file attribute flags

Note of	warning
       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.

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 [ ms-
       dosfiles	... ]

       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 re-
	      produce 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.

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing	the texi doc
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation. However, this process is only  approximative,  and  some
       items,  such as crossreferences,	footnotes and indices are lost in this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen-
       tation  in  the manpage format.	Moreover, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you	to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from	the texinfo doc, run the  fol-
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A	  premade  html	 can  be  found	 at  `http://www.gnu.org/soft-
	      ware/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs'  info	mode),
	      run:

		     ./configure; make info

       The  texinfo doc	looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in
       the info	version	certain	examples are difficult	to  read  due  to  the
       quoting conventions used	in info.

mtools-4.0.10			    10Mar09			    mattrib(1)

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