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Attributes are properties associated with objects (both files and alarms). They are used to define local and remote paths to the objects, permissions to be set on installing, and so on. They are not to be confused with local variables (rather different concept). The difference is that attributes are for pica to know about them and behave accordingly, while local variables are used-defined variables to substitute into the installed objects, or to make conditionals or other references in Perl code.

Esteban Manchado Velázquez 2002-12-13