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       fatattr - Display or change attributes on a FAT filesystem


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       fatattr displays or changes attributes on an MS-DOS FAT filesystem.  If
       only a list of files  (or  directories)  are  given,  it  displays  the
       attributes  for  those  files  or  directories.   If  given  a  list of
       attributes, it will add (+) or remove (-) the specified attributes from
       the given list of files or directories.

       The attributes are:

       r      File or directory is readonly.

       h      File or directory is hidden.

       s      File  or  directory  is used by the system in a nonstandard way.
              Standard  defragmentation  software  will   avoid   this   file.
              Microsoft  operating  systems  will  treat any file or directory
              with the system attribute as hidden, even if the hidden  bit  is
              not set.

       v      Entry is a volume label.  This bit cannot be changed.

       d      Entry is a directory.  This bit cannot be changed.

       a      File has been changed.  This bit is set any time a file (but not
              a directory) is changed, and  is  typically  cleared  by  backup

       6, 7   Unused  attributes,  set  to  zero  when the file is created and
              otherwise unchanged.


       Requires Linux kernel version 2.6.11 or later.


       Written by H. Peter Anvin <>.


       Copyright © 2005 H. Peter Anvin.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR


       chmod(1), chattr(1)