Re: changing file copy to support extended attributes

From: Andreas Dilger (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 15:11:09 EST

On Feb 12, 2003 11:35 -0800, Eric Chen wrote:
> I wanted to modify file copy so it supports extended attributes. I am using
> extended attributes provided by the XFS filesystem, and right now when I
> copy a file with an extended attribute bit set on, the copy of the file does
> not preserve the extended attribute. I could use some help in this area
> because I am not sure where to start. If anyone has some suggestions or can
> offer me some help or resources to go to, please let me know.

Probably only user-space changes are needed. I think there are already
modified tools for this. See

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger

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