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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 path-
	   name.

       -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.	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  in-
	   cludes  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	raw extended attribute value(s)	without	encoding them.

       -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 unless --no-derefer-
	   ence	is given, and to skip symbolic links encountered in  subdirec-
	   tories.  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	inter-
	   preted as file names, even if they start with a dash	character.

AUTHOR
       Andreas Gruenbacher, <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at>	and the	SGI XFS	devel-
       opment team, <linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com>.

       Please send your	bug reports or comments	to these addresses.

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

Dec 2001		      Extended Attributes		   GETFATTR(1)

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