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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 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 `-' 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 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 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
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       items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate repre-
       sentation  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 following commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A premade html can be found at: `http://mtools.linux.lu' and also at: `http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/mtools'

       *      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-3.9.8							      02Jun01								mattrib(1)