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Okay, I need to step back here.  I'm not really working in a *NIX
environment.  I want to be able to manipulate the attributes to maintain
Windows compatibility.  The attributes I'm talking about are the ones you
see when you do a WRKLNK and then choose option 8 (Display attributes):

Hidden file  . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   No
PC system file . . . . . . . . . . . . :   No
Read only  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   No

Need to archive (PC) . . . . . . . . . :   Yes

It's sounding like the Qp0lSetAttr API is the only way to change these


-----Original Message-----
From: Goodbar, Loyd (AFS-Water Valley) []
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:35 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Qp0lSetAttr()--Set Attributes

The attributes you mention, read-only, archive, hidden, and system, are
unique to DOS and Windows environments. There is no equivalent in *NIX
environments. How this is handled is dependant on the mechanism Windows &
*NIX systems (the IFS is a *NIX equivalent file system) use to communicate.
For example, when using Samba, the DOS attributes are mapped thus:

owner group world

Owner RW = read-only
Owner X = Archive?
Group X = System?
World X = Hidden?

R = read, W = write, X = execute

(source: <>)

Why do you need to manipulate these? Is it to maintain Windows


-----Original Message-----
From: Leland, David []
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 7:56 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Qp0lSetAttr()--Set Attributes

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I'm not looking for a command to change authorities of IFS files, I'm
looking for a way to change any of the 4 attributes of an IFS file -
"Read-only", "Archive", "Hidden" and "System".  Just like the DOS ATTRIB
command or the Qp0lSetAttr API let you do.  And I need to be able to do this
in a batch job (not thru Client Access or Operations Navigator).

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