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       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,
       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


       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, <> and the SGI XFS development team, <linux->.  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