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GETFATTR

Section: File Utilities (1)
Updated: Extended Attributes
Index 

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,getfattrdisplays the file name,and the set of extended attribute names (and optionally values) whichare associated with that file.

The output format ofgetfattr -dis 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 thefollowing lines are being reported.The remaining lines (lines 2 to 4 above) show thenameand valuepairs associated with the specified file. 

OPTIONS

-n name, --name=name
Dump the value of the named extended attribute.
-d, --dump
Dump the values of all extended attributes associated withpathname.
-e en, --encoding=en
Encode values after retrieving them.Valid values ofenare "text", "hex", and "base64".Values encoded as text strings are enclosed in double quotes ("),while strings encoded as hexidecimal and base64 are prefixed with0x and 0s, respectively.
-h, --no-dereference
Do not dereference symlinks. Instead of the file a symlink refers to, thesymlink itself is examined. Unless doing a logical (-L) traversal, do nottraverse symlinks to directories.
-m pattern, --match=pattern
Only include attributes with names matching the regular expressionpattern.The default value forpatternis "^user\\.", which includes all the attributes in the user namespace. Specify "-" forincluding all attributes. Refer toattr(5)for a more detailed discussion of namespaces.
--absolute-names
Do not strip leading slash characters ('/').The default behaviour is to strip leading slash characters.
--only-values
Dump out the raw extended attribute value(s) without encoding them.
-R, --recursive
List the attributes of all files and directories recursively.
-L, --logical
Logical walk, follow symbolic links to directories.The default behaviour is to follow symbolic link arguments unless--no-dereference is given, and to skip symbolic links encountered insubdirectories.Only effective in combination with -R.
-P, --physical
Physical walk, do not follow symbolic links to directories.This also skips symbolic link arguments.Only effective in combination with -R.
--version
Print the version ofgetfattrand exit.
--help
Print help explaining the command line options.
--
End of command line options.All remaining parameters are interpreted as file names, even if theystart with a dash character.
 

AUTHOR

Andreas Gruenbacher,<a.gruenbacherAATTbestbits.at>and the SGI XFS development team,<linux-xfsAATToss.sgi.com>.Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses. 

SEE ALSO

setfattr(1), and attr(5).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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