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mattrib(1)							   mattrib(1)



NAME

  mattrib - mtools utility to change DOS file attribute	options

SYNOPSIS

  mattrib [-a  | +a] [-h  | +h]	[-r  | +r] [-s	| +s] msdosfile	[msdos-
  files...]

  The mattrib command sets (+) or clears (-) the attribute options of a	DOS
  file.

OPTIONS

  -a|+a
      Sets or resets the archive bit.  Some backup programs use	this option
      to indicate a new	file.

  -h|+h
      Sets or resets the hidden-bit. This option hides files from the DOS DIR
      command.	To view	these files, use the mdir command.

  -r|+r
      Sets or resets the read-only bit.	 This option is	used to	indicate a
      read-only	file.  If this bit is set, a file cannot be removed using the
      DOS DEL command.	To remove the file, use	the mdel command.

  -s|+s
      Sets or resets the system	bit.  This option is used by DOS to indicate
      an operating system file.

DESCRIPTION

  The mattrib command sets the attribute options of a DOS file using the plus
  (+) operator,	or clears attribute options using the minus (-)	operator.
  DOS pathnames	that contain the '/' or	'\' separator are supported.  If you
  use the '\' separator	or wildcards, you must enclose file names in quotes
  to protect them from the shell.

  The mcd command can be used to establish the device and the current working
  directory (relative to DOS), otherwise the default is	A:\.

RESTRICTIONS

  The DOS version of the attrib	command	does not support all of	the options
  listed on this reference page.








EXIT STATUS

  The following	exit values are	returned:

  0   Success.

  >>0  Failure.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

  The following	environment variables affect the execution of mattrib:

  MCWD
      If set, this variable names the file that	contains the name of the
      current mtools working directory as established by the mcd command.  If
      this variable is not set,	the file $HOME/.mcwd is	used.

FILES

  $HOME/.mcwd
      Contains the name	of the current mtools working directory	as esta-
      blished by the mcd command.  If this file	does not exist,	the default
      mtools working directory is A:\.

  /usr/bin/mtools/mattrib
      Executable file

SEE ALSO

  Commands: mcd(1), mdel(1), mdir(1), mtools(1)