getfattr



GETFATTR(1)                     File Utilities                     GETFATTR(1)




NAME

       getfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects


SYNOPSIS

       getfattr [-hRLP] -n name [-e en] pathname...
       getfattr [-hRLP] -d [-e en] [-m pattern] pathname...


DESCRIPTION

       For each file, getfattr displays the file name, and the set of extended
       attribute names (and optionally values) which are associated with  that
       file.

       The output format of getfattr -d is as follows:
               1:  # file: somedir/
               2:  user.name0="value0"
               3:  user.name1="value1"
               4:  user.name2="value2"
               5:  ...

       Line 1 identifies the file name for which the following lines are being
       reported.  The remaining lines (lines 2 to 4 above) show the  name  and
       value pairs associated with the specified file.

   OPTIONS
       -n name, --name=name
           Dump  the value of the named extended attribute extended attribute.

       -d, --dump
           Dump the values of all extended attributes  associated  with  path-
           name.

       -e en, --encoding=en
           Encode  values  after  retrieving  them.   Valid  values  of en are
           "text", "hex", and "base64".  Values encoded as  text  strings  are
           enclosed in double quotes ("), while strings encoded as hexidecimal
           and base64 are prefixed with 0x and 0s, respectively.

       -h, --no-dereference
           Do not follow symlinks.  If pathname is a symbolic link,  the  sym-
           bolic link itself is examined, rather than the file the link refers
           to.

       -m pattern, --match=pattern
           Only include attributes with names matching the regular  expression
           pattern.   The  default  value  for pattern is "^user\\.", -m which
           includes all the  attributes  in  the  user  namespace.   Refer  to
           attr(5) for a more detailed discussion on namespaces.

       --absolute-names
           Do not strip leading slash characters (’/’).  The default behaviour
           is to strip leading slash characters.

       --only-values
           Dump out the extended attribute value(s) only.

       -R, --recursive
           List the attributes of all files and directories recursively.

       -L, --logical
           Logical walk, follow symbolic links.  The default behaviour  is  to
           follow  symbolic link arguments, and to skip symbolic links encoun-
           tered in subdirectories.

       -P, --physical
           Physical walk, skip all symbolic links.  This also  skips  symbolic
           link arguments.

       --version
           Print the version of getfattr and exit.

       --help
           Print help explaining the command line options.

       --  End  of  command line options.  All remaining parameters are inter-
           preted as file names, even if they start with a dash character.


AUTHOR

       Andreas Gruenbacher, <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at> and the SGI XFS devel-
       opment team, <linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.


SEE ALSO

       setfattr(1), and attr(5).



Dec 2001                      Extended Attributes                  GETFATTR(1)

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