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       setfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects


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


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


       -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.   Also  see  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.

           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.

           Do not decode the attribute value. Can be used to set values  obtained  with  getfattr

           Print the version of setfattr 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 character.


       Add extended attribute to user namespace:

       $ setfattr -n -v bar file.txt

       To add md5sum of the file as an extended attribute:

       # setfattr -n trusted.md5sum -v d41d8cd98f00b204e00998ecf8427e file.txt


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

       Please send your bug reports or comments to <>
       or <>.


       getfattr(1), attr(5)