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       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

       -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.

       -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 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  arguments,  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.

           Print the version of getfattr and exit.

           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


       Andreas   Gruenbacher,  <>  and  the  SGI  XFS
       development team, <>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.


       setfattr(1), and attr(5).