getfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects
getfattr [-hRLP] -n name [-e en]
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 file.
The output format of getfattr -d
is as follows:
1: # file: somedir/
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
pairs associated with the specified file.
- -n name, --name=name
- Dump the value of the named 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
- -h, --no-dereference
- Do not dereference symlinks. Instead of the file a symlink
refers to, the symlink itself is examined. Unless doing a logical (-L)
traversal, do not traverse symlinks to directories.
- -m 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 raw extended attribute value(s) without
- -R, --recursive
- List the attributes of all files and directories
- -L, --logical
- Logical walk, follow symbolic links to directories. The
default behaviour is to follow symbolic link arguments unless
--no-dereference is given, 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
- 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 character.
Andreas Gruenbacher, <firstname.lastname@example.org
> and the SGI XFS
development team, <email@example.com
Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.
setfattr(1), and attr(5).