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Attributes that can indicate such things as whether the file is read-only, or whether it may be deleted, purged or copied. These file attributes are completely independent from the authorization system and take precedence over the effective rights granted via that authorization system. For example, effective rights may allow write access to a file; but if the file attributes for the file indicate the file is a read-only file, writes will not be allowed on the file. Likewise, if the file attributes indicate that the file has the delete inhibit bit set, the file cannot be deleted, regardless of the effective rights a user may have.