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GETFATTR(1)                     File Utilities                     GETFATTR(1)



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, getfattr displays the file name, and the set of extended attribute names (and optionally values)
       which are associated with that file.

       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.

   OPTIONS
       -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 pathname.

       -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 pre-
           fixed 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.

       --absolute-names
           Do not strip leading slash characters ('/').  The default behaviour is to strip leading slash characters.

       --only-values
           Dump out the extended attribute value(s) only.

       -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 argu-
           ments  unless  --no-dereference  is  given, and to skip symbolic links encountered in subdirectories.  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 of getfattr 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.gruenbacherATbestbits.at> and the SGI XFS development team, <linux-xfsAToss.com>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.

SEE ALSO
       setfattr(1), and attr(5).



Dec 2001                      Extended Attributes                  GETFATTR(1)