setfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects


setfattr [-h] -n name [-v value] pathname... setfattr [-h] -x name pathname... setfattr [-h] --restore=file


The setfattr command associates a new value with an extended attribute name for each specified file.


-n name, --name=name
 Specifies the name of the extended attribute to set.
-v value, --value=value
 Specifies the new value for the extended attribute.
-x name, --remove=name
 Remove the named extended attribute entirely.
-h, --no-dereference
 Do not follow symlinks. If pathname is a symbolic link, it is not followed, but is instead itself the inode being modified.
 Restores extended attributes from file. The file must be in the format generated by the getfattr command with the --dump option. If a dash ( -) is given as the file name, setfattr reads from standard input.
 Print the version of setfattr 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, <> and the SGI XFS development team, <>.

Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.


getfattr(1), and attr(5).

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