Manpage of REMOVEXATTR
REMOVEXATTRSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
NAMEremovexattr, lremovexattr, fremovexattr - remove an extended attribute
#include <sys/types.h>#include <sys/xattr.h>int removexattr(const char *path, const char *name);int lremovexattr(const char *path, const char *name);int fremovexattr(int fd, const char *name);
DESCRIPTIONExtended attributes are name:valuepairs associated with inodes (files, directories, symbolic links, etc.). They are extensions to the normal attributes which are associated with all inodes in the system (i.e., the stat(2) data). A complete overview of extended attributes concepts can be found in xattr(7).
removexattr() removes the extended attribute identified by nameand associated with the given pathin the filesystem.
lremovexattr() is identical to removexattr(), except in the case of a symbolic link, where the extended attribute is removed from the link itself, not the file that it refers to.
fremovexattr() is identical to removexattr(), only the extended attribute is removed from the open file referred to by fd(as returned by open(2)) in place of path.
RETURN VALUEOn success, zero is returned. On failure, -1 is returned and errnois set appropriately.
- The named attribute does not exist. (ENOATTRis defined to be a synonym for ENODATAin <attr/xattr.h>.)
- Extended attributes are not supported by the filesystem, or are disabled.
In addition, the errors documented in stat(2) can also occur.
VERSIONSThese system calls have been available on Linux since kernel 2.4; glibc support is provided since version 2.3.
CONFORMING TOThese system calls are Linux-specific.
SEE ALSOgetfattr(1), setfattr(1), getxattr(2), listxattr(2), open(2), setxattr(2), stat(2), symlink(7), xattr(7)
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