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ATTR_REMOVE(3)              XFS Compatibility API             ATTR_REMOVE(3)

NAME         top

       attr_remove,  attr_removef  - remove a user attribute of a filesystem
       object

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <attr/attributes.h>

       int attr_remove (const char *path, const char *attrname, int flags);

       int attr_removef (int fd, const char *attrname, int flags);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The attr_remove and attr_removef functions provide a way to remove
       previously created attributes from filesystem objects.

       Path points to a path name for a filesystem object, and fd refers to
       the file descriptor associated with a file.  If the attribute
       attrname exists, the attribute name and value will be removed from
       the fileystem object.  The flags argument can contain the following
       symbols bitwise OR´ed together:

       ATTR_ROOT
              Look for attrname in the root address space, not in the user
              address space.  (limited to use by super-user only)

       ATTR_DONTFOLLOW
              Do not follow symbolic links when resolving a path on an
              attr_remove function call.  The default is to follow symbolic
              links.

       attr_remove will fail if one or more of the following are true:

       [ENOATTR]        The attribute name given is not associated with the
                        indicated filesystem object.

       [ENOENT]         The named file does not exist.

       [EPERM]          The effective user ID does not match the owner of
                        the file and the effective user ID is not super-
                        user.

       [ENOTDIR]        A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

       [EACCES]         Search permission is denied on a component of the
                        path prefix.

       [EINVAL]         A bit was set in the flag argument that is not
                        defined for this system call.

       [EFAULT]         Path points outside the allocated address space of
                        the process.

       [ELOOP]          A path name lookup involved too many symbolic links.

       [ENAMETOOLONG]   The length of path exceeds {MAXPATHLEN}, or a
                        pathname component is longer than {MAXNAMELEN}.

       attr_removef will fail if:

       [ENOATTR]      The attribute name given is not associated with the
                      indicated filesystem object.

       [EINVAL]       A bit was set in the flag argument that is not defined
                      for this system call, or fd refers to a socket, not a
                      file.

       [EFAULT]       Attrname points outside the allocated address space of
                      the process.

       [EBADF]        Fd does not refer to a valid descriptor.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

SEE ALSO         top

       attr(1), attr_get(3), attr_list(3), attr_multi(3), and attr_set(3).

COLOPHON         top

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Dec 2001                     Extended Attributes              ATTR_REMOVE(3)

Pages that refer to this page: attr_get(3)attr_list(3)attr_multi(3)attr_set(3)