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Manual Reference Pages  -  AEFA (1)

NAME

aegis file attributes - modify the attributes of a file

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
     Shorthand
     Known Attribute Names
Options
Recommended Alias
Errors
Exit Status
Environment Variables
See Also
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

aegis -File_ATtributes -File attr[hy]file [ option... ] filename
aegis -File_ATtributes -Edit [ option... ] filename
aegis -File_ATtributes [ option... ] I]name=I]value filename
aegis -File_ATtributes -UUID I]numberP] -File I]filenameP]
aegis -File_ATtributes -Help

DESCRIPTION

The aegis -File_ATtributes command is used to set, edit or list the attributes of a file.

The output of the -List variant is suitable for use as input at a later time.

See aefattr(5) for a description of the file format.

Attribute names are not case sensitive. File attributes with a name starting with an upper case letter will appear in I]ael(1) and I]aeget(1) listings, while those starting with a lower case letter will not.

    Shorthand

If you are only setting the values of unique attributes, it is possible to do this from the command line, using the I]name=I]value form.

Note that this usage will replace the first attribute with the given name. If there is more than one attribute of that name, the second and subsequent attributes are unchanged. If there is no attribute of the given name, it will be appended.

You may set more than one attribute at a time, provided that their names are unique. Attribute names are not case sensitive.

    Known Attribute Names

While many of the anticipated uses of file attributes are to allow projects to attach their own specialized data to individual files, Aegis also uses some attributes for its own purposes (and arguably, should always have done so to maximize forwards compatibility across Aegis upgrades).
aede[hy]policy[hy]crlf[hy]allowed
  boolean. If true, the I]crlf policy of the I]aede[hy]policy(1) command does not apply.
aede[hy]policy[hy]escape[hy]hyphen
  boolean. If false, the I]escape[hy]hyphen policy of the I]aede[hy]policy(1) command does not apply.
aede[hy]policy[hy]line[hy]length
  integer. The maximum allowed line length in the I]line[hy]length policy of the I]aede[hy]policy(1) command; infinity if 0.
aede[hy]policy[hy]tabs[hy]allowed
  boolean. If true, the I]no[hy]tabs policy of the I]aede[hy]policy(1) command does not apply.
aeipass[hy]options:assign[hy]file[hy]uuid
  boolean. If false, I]aeipass will not assign a fresh UUID to this file. This flag is set by I]aedist -rec if the action associated with the file is a create and the file is missing the UUID. This behaviour is needed to prevent the effect of having different UUIDs assigned to the same file in different repositories.
aemakegen:noinst
  boolean. If true, I]aemakegen(1) will not cause the program to be installed. Usually attached to the source file containing the I]main function, or to script files. Defaults to false if not defined (I]i.e. do install program).
content[hy]type
  This is taken directly from the MIME definition of Content[hy]Type. It remembers what sort of file this is. It is anticipated that a I]diff tool, for example, could make use of this attribute to provide format[hy]specific file difference listings. Some change set interchange formats are capable of carrying this information.
entire[hy]source[hy]hide
  boolean. If true, this file is not included by the I]aedist -entire[hy]source flag. The I]aetar and I]aerevml commands work similarly. Think of it as a "local only" flag.
foreign[hy]copyright
  boolean. If true, this file will not be checked by the I]aede[hy]policy(1) CW]copyright validation.
local[hy]source[hy]hide
  boolean. If true, this file is not included by I]aedist change sets. The I]aetar and I]aerevml commands work similarly. Change sets which contain I]only thee files will be omitted from the I]aedist -inventory output. Think of it as a "local only" flag.
test/I]arch/elapsed
  This is used to estimate test duration. See I]aet(1) for more information.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:
-BAse_RElative
  This option may be used to cause relative filenames to be considered relative to the base of the source tree. See aeuconf(5) for the corresponding user preference.
-CUrrent_RElative
  This option may be used to cause relative filenames to be considered relative to the current directory. This is usually the default. See aeuconf(5) for the corresponding user preference.
-Change I]number
  This option may be used to specify a particular change within a project. See aegis(1) for a complete description of this option.
-Help This option may be used to obtain more information about how to use the aegis program.
-List This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects for this command. The list may be more general than expected.
-Project name
  This option may be used to select the project of interest. When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT environment variable is consulted. If that does not exist, the user’s $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project field (see aeuconf(5) for more information). If that does not exist, when the user is only working on changes within a single project, the project name defaults to that project. Otherwise, it is an error.
-TERse This option may be used to cause listings to produce the bare minimum of information. It is usually useful for shell scripts. B]-Universal_Unique_IDentifierP] I]numberP] This option may be used to set the UUID of a file.
-Verbose This option may be used to cause aegis to produce more output. By default aegis only produces output on errors. When used with the -List option this option causes column headings to be added.
-Wait This option may be used to require Aegis commands to wait for access locks, if they cannot be obtained immediately. Defaults to the user’s lock_wait_preference if not specified, see aeuconf(5) for more information.
-No_Wait This option may be used to require Aegis commands to emit a fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately. Defaults to the user’s lock_wait_preference if not specified, see aeuconf(5) for more information.
See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.

All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are optional. You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.

All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.

For example: the arguments [lq]-project[rq], [lq]-PROJ[rq] and [lq]-p[rq] are all interpreted to mean the -Project option. The argument [lq]-prj[rq] will not be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not supplied.

Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line, after the function selectors.

The GNU long option names are understood. Since all option names for aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading ’-’. The [lq]--option=value[rq] convention is also understood.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS

The recommended alias for this command is

csh%    alias aefa ’aegis -fat \!* -v’
sh$     aefa(){aegis -fat "$@" -v}

ERRORS

It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the specified project.
It is an error if the current user is not the developer of the specified change.
It is an error if the file is not included in the specified change.

EXIT STATUS

The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The aegis command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this command. See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file’s project_ specific field for how to set environment variables for all commands executed by Aegis.

SEE ALSO

aeca(5) modify the attributes of a change
aefattr(5)
  file attributes file format

COPYRIGHT

aegis version 4.25.D510
Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Peter Miller

The aegis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command. This is free software and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details use the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command.

AUTHOR

Peter MillerE[hy]Mail:pmiller@opensource.org.au
/\/\*WWW:http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/
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