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       hattrib - change HFS file or directory attributes


       hattrib [-t TYPE] [-c CREA] [-|+i] [-|+l] hfs-path [...]

       hattrib -b hfs-path


       hattrib  permits  the  alteration  of HFS file attributes. In the first
       form, the MacOS-defined type and creator attributes can  be  set  using
       the  -t  and -c flags, respectively. A file’s invisible flag can be set
       or cleared with +i and -i, respectively. Finally, a file’s locked  flag
       can be set or cleared with +l and -l.

       All  files  mentioned  on  the  command line will receive the specified
       attributes, regardless of the file’s current attributes. Any  attribute
       not mentioned in the command line is left unchanged.

       In the second form, a single HFS pathname refering to a folder is given
       with the -b option, causing it to become "blessed" as the MacOS  System
       Folder.  For  this  to  be  useful,  the  folder  should  contain valid
       Macintosh System and Finder files.

       Note that the locked and "blessed" attributes have  little  consequence
       to hfsutils.


       hfsutils(1), hls(1)




       Robert Leslie <>