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Let's say I want to set one or more attributes (in the chattr sense) on every file created in a given directory. Is there a way to achieve this automatically, like umask does for file permissions ?

In other words, is there a way to omit the chattr step in :

$ copy file /path/to/backup/
$ chattr +i /path/to/backup/file

for every file created in /path/to/backup/ ?

Note : My system is Debian and my filesystem is ext3.

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You can run inoticoming to watch for files placed in the directory and automatically run any command, in this case chattr. (note linux specific)

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