xattr

XATTR(1)                     General Commands Manual                    XATTR(1)



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 -p user.mykey myfile

       xattr -d user.mykey myfile

SEE ALSO
       The Python module "xattr"

AUTHOR
       xattr was written by Bob Ippolito <bob@redivi.com>.

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



                                  May  8, 2010                          XATTR(1)