mattrib - mtools utility to change DOS file attribute options
mattrib [-a | +a] [-h | +h] [-r | +r] [-s | +s] msdosfile [msdos-
The mattrib command sets (+) or clears (-) the attribute options of a DOS
Sets or resets the archive bit. Some backup programs use this option
to indicate a new file.
Sets or resets the hidden-bit. This option hides files from the DOS DIR
command. To view these files, use the mdir command.
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.
Sets or resets the system bit. This option is used by DOS to indicate
an operating system file.
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:\.
The DOS version of the attrib command does not support all of the options
listed on this reference page.
The following exit values are returned:
The following environment variables affect the execution of mattrib:
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.
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:\.
Commands: mcd(1), mdel(1), mdir(1), mtools(1)