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

NAME
     getextattr, lsextattr, rmextattr, setextattr -- manipulated extended at-
     tributes

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 manipulated a named extended attributes
     on	files and directories.	The attrnamespace argument should be the name-
     space 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 operation
	   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 messages.

     -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 se-
     curity extensions requiring additional labels to be associated with each
     file or directory.

AUTHORS
     Robert N M	Watson and Poul-Henning	Kamp

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

BSD				August 30, 2000				   BSD

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