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       getfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects


       getfattr [-hRLP] -n name [-e en] pathname...
       getfattr [-hRLP] -d [-e en] [-m pattern] pathname...


       For each file, getfattr displays the file name, and the set of extended
       attribute names (and optionally values) which are associated with  that

       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.


       -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

       -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.

           Do not strip leading slash characters ('/').  The default behaviour
           is to strip leading slash characters.

           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  follow  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.

           Print the version of getfattr and exit.

           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


       Andreas  Gruenbacher,  <>  and  the  SGI   XFS
       development team, <>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.


       setfattr(1), and attr(5).