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GETFATTR(1)			File Utilities			   GETFATTR(1)

       getfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects

       getfattr [-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/
	       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.

       -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‐

       -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  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.

       -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-derefer‐
	   ence is given, and to skip symbolic links encountered in  subdirec‐
	   tories.  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.

	   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, <> and the SGI XFS devel‐
       opment team, <>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.

       setfattr(1), and attr(5).

Dec 2001		      Extended Attributes		   GETFATTR(1)

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