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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for removexattr (redhat section 2)

REMOVEXATTR(2)				   System calls 			   REMOVEXATTR(2)

       removexattr, lremovexattr, fremovexattr - remove an extended attribute

       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <attr/xattr.h>

       int removexattr (const char *path, const char *name);
       int lremovexattr (const char *path, const char *name);
       int fremovexattr (int filedes, const char *name);

       Extended  attributes are name:value pairs associated with inodes (files, directories, sym-
       links, etc).  They are extensions to the normal attributes which are associated	with  all
       inodes  in the system (i.e. the stat(2) data).  A complete overview of extended attributes
       concepts can be found in attr(5).

       removexattr removes the extended attribute identified by  name  and  associated	with  the
       given path in the filesystem.

       lremovexattr is identical to removexattr, except in the case of a symbolic link, where the
       extended attribute is removed from the link itself, not the file that it refers to.

       fremovexattr is identical to removexattr, only the extended attribute is removed from  the
       open file pointed to by filedes (as returned by open(2)) in place of path.

       An extended attribute name is a simple NULL-terminated string.  The name includes a names-
       pace prefix - there may be several, disjoint  namespaces  associated  with  an  individual

       On success, zero is returned.  On failure, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.

       If the named attribute does not exist, errno is set to ENOATTR.

       If  extended attributes are not supported by the filesystem, or are disabled, errno is set
       to ENOTSUP.

       The errors documented for the stat(2) system call are also applicable here.

       Andreas Gruenbacher,  <a.gruenbacher@computer.org>  and	the  SGI  XFS  development  team,
       <linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com>.  Please send any bug reports or comments to these addresses.

       getfattr(1),  setfattr(1),  open(2),  stat(2), setxattr(2), getxattr(2), listxattr(2), and

Dec 2001			       Extended Attributes			   REMOVEXATTR(2)

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