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chattr

Change attributes of files or directories.

  • Make a file or directory immutable to changes and deletion, even by superuser:

chattr +i {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Make a file or directory mutable:

chattr -i {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Recursively make an entire directory and contents immutable:

chattr -R +i {{path/to/directory}}