On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Leland, David wrote:

> 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).

Anyone care to tell me what these attributes are?  How is the "read-only"
attribute different than:

-r--r--r--    1 james    users  myfile

Or what the heck is a "system" file?  How is a "hidden" file different
than a file with filename beginning with a '.'?  I guess archive means
"back up this file", but what the heck is such an attribute doing on the
file instead of the backup settings?

Are these attributes similar to ACLs?

James Rich

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