chflags "archived" flag?

Andy Farkas andyf at
Thu Apr 17 03:27:08 PDT 2003

[cc'd to -fs because you might have more clue..]

> chflags(1) and chflags(2) and chflags(3) all mention SF_ARCHIVED as a flag
> that the superuser can set on a file or directory.
> My question is simple: what's this flag do?  Does it have any effect?

Short answer: nothing. no.

Its only there to support msdos(5) type file systems.


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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