GETFATTR(1) File Utilities GETFATTR(1)NAMEgetfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects
SYNOPSISgetfattr [-hRLP] -n name [-e en] pathname...
getfattr [-hRLP] -d [-e en] [-m pattern] pathname...
For each file, getfattr displays the file name, and the set of extended
attribute names (and optionally values) which are associated with that
The output format of getfattr-d is as follows:
1: # file: somedir/
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.
Dump the values of all extended attributes associated with path‐
-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.
Do not dereference symlinks. Instead of the file a symlink refers
to, the symlink itself is examined. Unless doing a logical (-L)
traversal, do not traverse symlinks to directories.
-m pattern, --match=pattern
Only include attributes with names matching the regular expression
pattern. The default value for pattern is "^user\\.", which
includes all the attributes in the user namespace. Specify "-" for
including all attributes. Refer to attr(5) for a more detailed
discussion of namespaces.
Do not strip leading slash characters ('/'). The default behaviour
is to strip leading slash characters.
Dump out the raw extended attribute value(s) without encoding them.
List the attributes of all files and directories recursively.
Logical walk, follow symbolic links to directories. The default
behaviour is to follow symbolic link arguments unless --no-derefer‐
ence is given, and to skip symbolic links encountered in subdirec‐
tories. Only effective in combination with -R.
Physical walk, do not follow symbolic links to directories. This
also skips symbolic link arguments. Only effective in combination
Print the version of getfattr and exit.
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.
Andreas Gruenbacher, <email@example.com> and the SGI XFS devel‐
opment team, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.
SEE ALSOsetfattr(1), and attr(5).
Dec 2001 Extended Attributes GETFATTR(1)