-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.
Also see the --encoding option of getfattr(1).
-x name, --remove=name
Remove the named extended attribute entirely.
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
Do not decode the attribute value. Can be used to set values
obtained with getfattr --only-values.
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
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