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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 pathname.

       -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.

       -m pattern, --match=pattern
	   Only  include  attributes  with  names  matching  the regular expression pattern.  The
	   default value for pattern is "^user\\.", which includes 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  lead-
	   ing slash characters.

       --only-values
	   Dump out the extended attribute value(s) only.

       -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 fol-
	   low symbolic link arguments, and to skip symbolic links encountered in subdirectories.
	   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 interpreted as file  names,
	   even if they start with a dash character.

AUTHOR
       Andreas Gruenbacher, <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at> and the SGI XFS development 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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