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NAME

xattr − sets or lists extended attributes on a file or directory

SYNOPSIS

xattr [ -lz ] filename [ filename ... ]
xattr
-p [ -lz ] attr_name filename [ filename ... ]
xattr
-w [ -z ] attr_name attr_value filename [ filename ... ]
xattr
-d attr_name filename [ filename ... ]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the xattr command.

The first form lists the names of all xattrs on the given file(s).
The second form (−p) prints the value of the xattr attr_name.
The third form (−w) sets the value of the xattr attr_name to attr_value.
The fourth form (−d) deletes the xattr attr_name.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.

−h

Show summary of options.

−l

Print long format (attr_name: attr_value) when listing xattrs.

−z

Compress or decompress (if compressed) attribute value in zip format.

EXAMPLES

xattr -w user.mykey myvalue myfile
xattr -g user.mykey myfile

SEE ALSO

The Python module "xattr"

AUTHOR

xattr was written by Bob Ippolito <bob [AT] redivi.com>.

This manual page was written by Federico Ceratto, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

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