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XATTR(1) General Commands Manual XATTR(1)

NAME

xattr – sets or lists extended attributes on a file or directory

SYNOPSIS

xattr [ -lz ] filename [ filename … ] xattr -p [ -lz ] attr_name filename [ filename … ] xattr -w [ -z ] attr_name attr_value filename [ filename … ] xattr -d attr_name filename [ filename … ]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the xattr command.

The first form lists the names of all xattrs on the given file(s).
The second form (-p) prints the value of the xattr attr_name.
The third form (-w) sets the value of the xattr attr_name to
attr_value.
The fourth form (-d) deletes the xattr attr_name.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.

-h Show summary of options.

-l Print long format (attr_name: attr_value) when listing xattrs.

-z Compress or decompress (if compressed) attribute value in zip
format.

EXAMPLES
xattr -w user.mykey myvalue myfile

xattr -g user.mykey myfile

SEE ALSO

The Python module “xattr”

AUTHOR

xattr was written by Bob Ippolito .

This manual page was written by Federico Ceratto, for the Debian
project (and may be used by others).

May 8, 2010 XATTR(1)