Manual browser: chflags(1)
|CHFLAGS(1)||General Commands Manual||CHFLAGS(1)|
NAMEchflags — change file flags
|chflags||[-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-h] flags file ...|
DESCRIPTIONThe chflags utility modifies the file flags of the listed files as specified by the flags operand.
The options are as follows:
- If the -R option is specified, symbolic links on the command line are followed. (Symbolic links encountered in the tree traversal are not followed.)
- If the file or a file encountered during directory traversal is a symbolic link, the file flags of the link itself is changed.
- If the -R option is specified, all symbolic links are followed.
- If the -R option is specified, no symbolic links are followed.
- Change the file flags for the file hierarchies rooted in the files instead of just the files themselves.
Flags are a comma separated list of keywords. The following keywords are currently defined:
|opaque||opaque||owner or super-user|
|nodump||nodump||owner or super-user|
|sappnd||system append-only||super-user only|
|schg||system immutable||super-user only|
|uappnd||user append-only||owner or super-user|
|uchg||user immutable||owner or super-user|
Putting the letters “no” before an option causes the flag to be turned off. For example:
- the immutable bit should be cleared
The -H, -L and -P options are ignored unless the -R option is specified. In addition, these options override each other and the command's actions are determined by the last one specified. The default is as if the -P option had been specified.
The -o option of ls(1) is used to display the flags.
The kernel does not allow the flags on block and character devices to be changed except by the super-user.
EXIT STATUSThe chflags utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSOls(1), chflags(2), lchflags(2), stat(2), fts(3), symlink(7), dump(8), init(8)
|December 12, 2012||NetBSD 7.0|