|REMOVEXATTR(2)||Linux Programmer's Manual||REMOVEXATTR(2)|
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/xattr.h>
int removexattr(const char *path, const char *name); int lremovexattr(const char *path, const char *name); int fremovexattr(int fd, const char *name);
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 referred to by fd (as returned by open(2)) in place of path.
An extended attribute name is a null-terminated string. The name includes a namespace prefix; there may be several, disjoint namespaces associated with an individual inode.
- The named attribute does not exist.
- Extended attributes are not supported by the filesystem, or are disabled.
In addition, the errors documented in stat(2) can also occur.