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extattr_namespace_to_string(3) [freebsd man page]

EXTATTR(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						EXTATTR(3)

NAME
extattr_namespace_to_string, extattr_string_to_namespace -- convert an extended attribute namespace identifier to a string and vice versa LIBRARY
System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/extattr.h> #include <libutil.h> int extattr_namespace_to_string(int attrnamespace, char **string); int extattr_string_to_namespace(const char *string, int *attrnamespace); DESCRIPTION
The extattr_namespace_to_string() function converts a VFS extended attribute identifier to a human-readable string; the extattr_string_to_namespace() function undoes the aforementioned operation, and converts a human-readable string representing a namespace to a namespace identifier. Although a file system may implement arbitrary namespaces, these functions only support the EXTATTR_NAMESPACE_USER (``user'') and EXTATTR_NAMESPACE_SYSTEM (``system'') namespaces, which are defined in extattr(9). These functions are meant to be used in error reporting and other interactive tasks. For example, instead of printing the integer identify- ing an extended attribute in an error message, a program might use extattr_namespace_to_string() to obtain a human-readable representation. Likewise, instead of requiring a user to enter the integer representing a namespace, an interactive program might ask for a name and use extattr_string_to_namespace() to get the desired identifier. RETURN VALUES
If any of the calls are unsuccessful, the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
[EINVAL] The requested namespace could not be identified. SEE ALSO
extattr(2), getextattr(8), setextattr(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 secu- rity extensions requiring additional labels to be associated with each file or directory. BSD
June 24, 2001 BSD

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EXTATTR_COPY_FILE(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 				      EXTATTR_COPY_FILE(3)

NAME
extattr_copy_file, extattr_copy_fd, extattr_copy_link, cpxattr, fcpxattr, lcpxattr -- copy extended attributes from a file to another one LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/extattr.h> int extattr_copy_file(const char *from, const char *to, int namespace); int extattr_copy_fd(int from_fd, int to_fd, int namespace); int extattr_copy_link(const char *from, const char *to, int namespace); int cpxattr(const char *from, const char *to); int fcpxattr(int from_fd, int to_fd); int lcpxattr(const char *from, const char *to); DESCRIPTION
extattr_copy_file() copies extended attributes of namespace namespace from a file to another one. extattr_copy_fd() does the same using open file descriptors, and extattr_copy_link() does the same as extattr_copy_file() but operates on symbolic links themselves instead of their targets. cpxattr(), fcpxattr(), and lcpxattr() respectively work the same was as extattr_copy_file(), extattr_copy_fd(), and extattr_copy_link(), but will copy extended attributes from all namespaces accessible to the user, silently skiping unaccessible namespaces. Please note that none of the extended attribute copying functions are atomic. RETURN VALUES
If any of the calls are unsuccessful, the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
Extended attribute copying functions may raise errors produced by extattr_list_file(2) and extattr_get_file(2). SEE ALSO
getextattr(1), extattr_get_file(2), extattr_namespace_to_string(3), extattr(9) HISTORY
Extended attribute support was developed as part of the TrustedBSD Project, and introduced in FreeBSD 5.0 and NetBSD 3.0. It was developed to support security extensions requiring additional labels to be associated with each file or directory. BSD
December 16, 2011 BSD

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