For each file, getfattr displays the file name, and the set of
extended attribute names (and optionally values) which are associated
with that file.
The output format of getfattr -d is as follows:
1: # file: somedir/
Line 1 identifies the file name for which the following lines are
being reported. The remaining lines (lines 2 to 4 above) show the
name and value pairs associated with the specified file.
-n name, --name=name
Dump the value of the named extended attribute.
Dump the values of all extended attributes associated with
-e en, --encoding=en
Encode values after retrieving them. Valid values of en are
"text", "hex", and "base64". Values encoded as text strings are
enclosed in double quotes ("), while strings encoded as
hexidecimal and base64 are prefixed with 0x and 0s, respectively.
Do not dereference symlinks. Instead of the file a symlink refers
to, the symlink itself is examined. Unless doing a logical (-L)
traversal, do not traverse symlinks to directories.
-m pattern, --match=pattern
Only include attributes with names matching the regular
expression pattern. The default value for pattern is "^user\\.",
which includes all the attributes in the user namespace. Specify
"-" for including all attributes. Refer to attr(5) for a more
detailed discussion of namespaces.
Do not strip leading slash characters ('/'). The default
behaviour is to strip leading slash characters.
Dump out the raw extended attribute value(s) without encoding
List the attributes of all files and directories recursively.
Logical walk, follow symbolic links to directories. The default
behaviour is to follow symbolic link arguments unless
--no-dereference is given, and to skip symbolic links encountered
in subdirectories. Only effective in combination with -R.
Physical walk, do not follow symbolic links to directories. This
also skips symbolic link arguments. Only effective in
combination with -R.
Print the version of getfattr 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
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