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       mattrib - change MSDOS file attribute flags

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       Mattrib  is  used  to  change  MS-DOS  file attribute flags. It has the
       following syntax:

       mattrib [-a|+a] [-h|+h] [-r|+r] [-s|+s] [-/]   [-p]  [-X]  msdosfile  [
       msdosfiles ... ]

       Mattrib  adds attribute flags to an MS-DOS file (with the ‘+’ operator)
       or remove attribute flags (with the ‘-’ operator).

       Mattrib supports the following attribute bits:

       a      Archive bit.  Used by some backup programs  to  indicate  a  new

       r      Read-only  bit.   Used to indicate a read-only file.  Files with
              this bit set cannot be erased by DEL nor modified.

       s      System bit.  Used by MS-DOS to indicate a operating system file.

       h      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

       X      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

       p      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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