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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New: {attr/libattr-devel/libattr1}-2.4.43-1

I just uploaded the new "attr" package to

"attr" is a set of tools for manipulating extended attributes on
filesystem objects, in particular getfattr(1) and setfattr(1).  An
attr(1) command is also provided which is largely compatible with the
SGI IRIX tool of the same name.

"libattr-devel" contains the libraries and header files needed to
develop programs which make use of extended attributes.  This package
provides the libs and headers required to develop using the SGI IRIX
compatibility interface.  

For Cygwin programs, the documented system call API is the recommended
interface.  While the Cygwin DLL provides these calls, the libattr-devel
package provides the man pages for these calls (namely getxattr(2),
setxattr(2), listxattr(2), removexattr(2)) for licensing reasons.

Currently only NTFS, ext2, ext3 and XFS support extended attributes.
The SGI IRIX compatibility API built above the Cygwin system calls is
used by programs such as xfsdump(8), xfsrestore(8) and xfs_fsr(8).

You should install libattr-devel if you want to develop programs which
make use of extended attributes.  If you install libattr-devel, you'll
also want to install attr.

"libattr1" is the run-time package which provides the shared library
providing the SGI IRIX compatibility interface.



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