SETFATTR(1) File Utilities SETFATTR(1)NAMEsetfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects
SYNOPSISsetfattr [-h] -n name [-v value] pathname...
setfattr [-h] -x name pathname...
setfattr [-h] --restore=file
The setfattr command associates a new value with an extended attribute
name for each specified file.
OPTIONS-n name, --name=name
Specifies the name of the extended attribute to set.
-v value, --value=value
Specifies the new value of the extended attribute. There are three
methods available for encoding the value. If the given string is
enclosed in double quotes, the inner string is treated as text. In
that case, backslashes and double quotes have special meanings and
need to be escaped by a preceding backslash. Any control characters
can be encoded as a backslash followed by three digits as its ASCII
code in octal. If the given string begins with 0x or 0X, it
expresses a hexadecimal number. If the given string begins with 0s
or 0S, base64 encoding is expected. See also the --encoding option
-x name, --remove=name
Remove the named extended attribute entirely.
Do not follow symlinks. If pathname is a symbolic link, it is not
followed, but is instead itself the inode being modified.
Restores extended attributes from file. The file must be in the
format generated by the getfattr command with the --dump option.
If a dash (-) is given as the file name, setfattr reads from stan‐
Print the version of setfattr 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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> and the SGI XFS devel‐
opment team, <email@example.com>.
Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.
SEE ALSOgetfattr(1), and attr(5).
Dec 2001 Extended Attributes SETFATTR(1)