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Re: Meaning of file flags
Rocky Hotas <rockyhotas%firemail.cc@localhost> wrote:
> where short descriptions of flags are shown. However, I still can't
> understand the meaning of `nodump' and `arch'.
> Is there another reference/document/message about them?
Does the attached diff help?
If somebody could double-check that the 'arch' flag is
accurately described, then I'd commit this.
(I think the immutable and append-only flags are
self-explanatory and don't warrant being further
RCS file: /cvsroot/src/usr.bin/chflags/chflags.1,v
retrieving revision 1.28
diff -u -p -r1.28 chflags.1
--- chflags.1 19 May 2023 19:50:59 -0000 1.28
+++ chflags.1 22 May 2023 22:43:13 -0000
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
.\" @(#)chflags.1 8.4 (Berkeley) 5/2/95
-.Dd May 19, 2023
+.Dd May 22, 2023
.Dt CHFLAGS 1
@@ -104,6 +104,18 @@ The following keywords are currently def
.It Li uchg Ta user immutable Ta owner or super-user
+flag is only used in connection with certain
+filesystems (e.g., MS-DOS), where it indicates whether
+a file has been modified since it was last backed up.
+A file with the
+flag set will by default only be backed up by
+.Xr dump 8
+during full backups.
Putting the letters
.Sq Cm no
before a keyword causes the flag to be turned off.
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