Mattrib adds attribute flags to an MS-DOS file (with the
`+' operator) or remove attribute flags (with the `-'
Mattrib supports the following attribute bits:
Archive bit. Used by some backup programs to indicate a new file.
Read-only bit. Used to indicate a read-only file. Files with this bit
set cannot be erased by DEL nor modified.
System bit. Used by MS-DOS to indicate a operating system file.
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.
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 Msdos file parameter on the command
line, only the attribute is printed, and not the filename. This option
is convenient for scripts
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.
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