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SETFATTR(1)			File Utilities			   SETFATTR(1)

       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 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.

	   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.

	   Print the version of setfattr and exit.

	   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.

       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.

       getfattr(1), and attr(5).

Dec 2001		      Extended Attributes		   SETFATTR(1)