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NAME
       setfattr - set extended attributes of filesystem objects

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

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

OPTIONS
       -n name, --name=name
           Specifies the name of the extended attribute to set.

       -v value, --value=value
           Specifies the new value of the extended attribute. There are  three
           methods  available  for encoding the value.  If the given string is
           enclosed in double quotes, the inner string is treated as text.  In
           that  case, backslashes and double quotes have special meanings and
           need to be escaped by a preceding backslash. Any control characters
           can be encoded as a backslash followed by three digits as its ASCII
           code in octal. If the  given  string  begins  with  0x  or  0X,  it
           expresses  a hexadecimal number. If the given string begins with 0s
           or 0S, base64 encoding is expected.  See also the --encoding option
           of getfattr(1).

       -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.

       --restore=file
           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  stan-
           dard input.

       --version
           Print the version of setfattr and exit.

       --help
           Print help explaining the command line options.

       --  End  of  command line options.  All remaining parameters are inter-
           preted as file names, even if they start with a dash character.

AUTHOR
       Andreas Gruenbacher, <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at> and the SGI XFS devel-
       opment team, <linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.

SEE ALSO
       getfattr(1), and attr(5).

Dec 2001                      Extended Attributes                  SETFATTR(1)

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