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RMEXTATTR(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		  RMEXTATTR(8)

NAME
     getextattr, lsextattr, rmextattr, setextattr -- manipulate	extended
     attributes

SYNOPSIS
     getextattr	[-fhqsx] attrnamespace attrname	filename ...
     lsextattr [-fhq] attrnamespace filename ...
     rmextattr [-fhq] attrnamespace attrname filename ...
     setextattr	[-fhnq]	attrnamespace attrname attrvalue filename ...

DESCRIPTION
     These utilities are user tools to manipulate the named extended
     attributes	on files and directories.  The attrnamespace argument should
     be	the namespace of the attribute to retrieve: legal values are user and
     system.  The attrname argument should be the name of the attribute,
     filename the name of the target file or directory,	attrvalue a string to
     store in the attribute.

     The following options are available:

     -f	     (Force.)  Ignore errors on	individual filenames and continue with
	     the remaining arguments.

     -h	     (No follow.)  If the file is a symbolic link, perform the opera-
	     tion on the link itself rather than the file that the link	points
	     to.

     -n	     (NUL-terminate.)  NUL-terminate the extent	content	written	out.

     -q	     (Quiet.)  Do not print out	the pathname and suppress error	mes-
	     sages.

     -s	     (Stringify.)  Escape nonprinting characters and put quotes	around
	     the output.

     -x	     (Hex.)  Print the output in hexadecimal.

EXAMPLES
     setextattr	system md5 `md5	-q /boot/kernel/kernel`	/boot/kernel/kernel
     getextattr	system md5 /boot/kernel/kernel
     lsextattr system /boot/kernel/kernel
     rmextattr system md5 /boot/kernel/kernel

SEE ALSO
     extattr(2), extattr(3), extattrctl(8), extattr(9)

HISTORY
     Extended attribute	support	was developed as part of the TrustedBSD
     Project, and introduced in	FreeBSD	5.0.  It was developed to support
     security extensions requiring additional labels to	be associated with
     each file or directory.

AUTHORS
     Robert N M	Watson
     Poul-Henning Kamp

BUGS
     The setextattr utility can	only be	used to	set attributes to strings.

FreeBSD	10.1			August 30, 2000			  FreeBSD 10.1

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