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NAME

       setfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects

SYNOPSIS

       setfattr [-h] -n name [-v value] pathname...
       setfattr [-h] -x name pathname...
       setfattr [-h] --restore=file

DESCRIPTION

       The  setfattr  command  associates  a  new  value with an extended attribute name for each
       specified file.

OPTIONS

       -n name, --name=name
           Specifies the name of the extended attribute to set.

       -v value, --value=value
           Specifies the new value of the extended attribute. There are three  methods  available
           for  encoding  the value.  If the given string is enclosed in double quotes, the inner
           string is treated as text. In that case, backslashes and double  quotes  have  special
           meanings  and  need to be escaped by a preceding backslash. Any control characters can
           be encoded as a backslash followed by three digits as its ASCII code in octal. If  the
           given  string  begins  with  0x or 0X, it expresses a hexadecimal number. If the given
           string begins with 0s or 0S, base64 encoding is expected.   See  also  the  --encoding
           option of getfattr(1).

       -x name, --remove=name
           Remove the named extended attribute entirely.

       -h, --no-dereference
           Do  not  follow  symlinks.  If pathname is a symbolic link, it is not followed, but is
           instead itself the inode being modified.

       --restore=file
           Restores extended attributes from file.  The file must be in the format  generated  by
           the getfattr command with the --dump option.  If a dash (-) is given as the file name,
           setfattr reads from standard input.

       --version
           Print the version of setfattr 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

       getfattr(1), and attr(5).