Manual Reference Pages  - SETFATTR (1)

NAME

setfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
     Options
Author

SYNOPSIS

setfattr [-h] -n name [-v value] pathname...
setfattr [-h] -x name pathname...
setfattr [-h] --restore=file

DESCRIPTION

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 for the extended attribute.
-x name, --remove=name
  Remove the named extended attribute entirely.
-h, --no-dereference
  Do not follow symlinks. If pathname is a symbolic link, it is not followed, but is instead itself the inode being modified.
--restore=file
  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 standard input.
--version
  Print the version of setfattr and exit.
--help
  Print help explaining the command line options.
-- End of command line options. All remaining parameters are interpreted as file names, even if they start with a dash character.

AUTHOR

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

Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.

SEE ALSO

getfattr(1), and attr(5).


Dec 2001 SETFATTR (1) Extended Attributes
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