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SETFATTR(1)			File Utilities			   SETFATTR(1)

NAME
       setfattr	- set extended attributes of filesystem	objects

SYNOPSIS
       setfattr	[-h] -n	name [-v value]	pathname...
       setfattr	[-h] -x	name pathname...
       setfattr	[-h] --restore=file

DESCRIPTION
       The  setfattr command associates	a new value with an extended attribute
       name for	each specified file.

OPTIONS
       -n name,	--name=name
	   Specifies the name of the extended attribute	to set.

       -v value, --value=value
	   Specifies the new value of the extended attribute. There are	 three
	   methods  available  for encoding the	value.	If the given string is
	   enclosed in double quotes, the inner	string is treated as text.  In
	   that	 case, backslashes and double quotes have special meanings and
	   need	to be escaped by a preceding backslash.	Any control characters
	   can be encoded as a backslash followed by three digits as its ASCII
	   code	in octal. If the given string begins with 0x  or  0X,  it  ex-
	   presses a hexadecimal number. If the	given string begins with 0s or
	   0S, base64 encoding is expected.  See also the --encoding option of
	   getfattr(1).

       -x name,	--remove=name
	   Remove the named extended attribute entirely.

       -h, --no-dereference
	   Do  not follow symlinks.  If	pathname is a symbolic link, it	is not
	   followed, but is instead itself the inode being modified.

       --restore=file
	   Restores extended attributes	from file.  The	file must  be  in  the
	   format  generated  by  the getfattr command with the	--dump option.
	   If a	dash (-) is given as the file name, setfattr reads from	 stan-
	   dard	input.

       --version
	   Print the version of	setfattr 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
       getfattr(1), and	attr(5).

Dec 2001		      Extended Attributes		   SETFATTR(1)

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