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NAME

       removexattr, lremovexattr, fremovexattr - remove an extended attribute

SYNOPSIS

       #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);

DESCRIPTION

       Extended attributes are name:value pairs associated with inodes (files,
       directories,  symlinks,  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  namespace  prefix  -  there may be several, disjoint
       namespaces associated with an individual inode.

RETURN VALUE

       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.

AUTHORS

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

SEE ALSO

       getfattr(1),  setfattr(1),  open(2), stat(2), setxattr(2), getxattr(2),
       listxattr(2), and attr(5).