hattrib permits the alteration of HFS file attributes. In the first form, the
creator attributes can be set using the -t and -c flags, respectively. A files
invisible flag can be set or cleared with +i and -i, respectively. Finally, a files
locked flag can be set or cleared with +l and -l.
All files mentioned on the command line will receive the specified attributes,
regardless of the files current attributes. Any attribute not mentioned in
the command line is left unchanged.
In the second form, a single HFS pathname refering to a folder is given with
the -b option, causing it to become "blessed" as the MacOS System Folder. For
this to be useful, the folder should contain valid Macintosh System and Finder
Note that the
locked and "blessed" attributes have little consequence to hfsutils.