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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for chflags (netbsd section 1)

CHFLAGS(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			       CHFLAGS(1)

NAME
     chflags -- change file flags

SYNOPSIS
     chflags [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-h] flags file ...

DESCRIPTION
     The chflags utility modifies the file flags of the listed files as specified by the flags
     operand.

     The options are as follows:

     -H      If the -R option is specified, symbolic links on the command line are followed.
	     (Symbolic links encountered in the tree traversal are not followed.)

     -L      If the -R option is specified, all symbolic links are followed.

     -P      If the -R option is specified, no symbolic links are followed.

     -R      Change the file flags for the file hierarchies rooted in the files instead of just
	     the files themselves.

     -h      If the file or a file encountered during directory traversal is a symbolic link, the
	     file flags of the link itself is changed.

     Flags are a comma separated list of keywords.  The following keywords are currently defined:

	   Keyword	 Flag		       Permission
	   arch 	 archived	       super-user only
	   opaque	 opaque 	       owner or super-user
	   nodump	 nodump 	       owner or super-user
	   sappnd	 system append-only    super-user only
	   schg 	 system immutable      super-user only
	   uappnd	 user append-only      owner or super-user
	   uchg 	 user immutable        owner or super-user

     Putting the letters ``no'' before an option causes the flag to be turned off.  For example:

	   nouchg  the immutable bit should be cleared

     The -H, -L and -P options are ignored unless the -R option is specified.  In addition, these
     options override each other and the command's actions are determined by the last one speci-
     fied.

     The -o option of ls(1) is used to display the flags.

     The chflags utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     The kernel does not allow the flags on block and character devices to be changed except by
     the super-user.

SEE ALSO
     ls(1), chflags(2), lchflags(2), stat(2), fts(3), symlink(7), dump(8), init(8)

BSD					   May 14, 2010 				      BSD


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