REMOVEXATTR(2)            (2019-03-06)             REMOVEXATTR(2)

     NAME
          removexattr, lremovexattr, fremovexattr - remove an extended
          attribute

     SYNOPSIS
          #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);

     DESCRIPTION
          Extended attributes are name:value pairs 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
          name and associated with the given path in 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.

          An extended attribute name is a null-terminated string.  The
          name includes a namespace prefix; there may be several, dis-
          joint namespaces associated with an individual inode.

     RETURN VALUE
          On success, zero is returned.  On failure, -1 is returned
          and errno is set appropriately.

     ERRORS
          ENODATA
               The named attribute does not exist.

          ENOTSUP
               Extended attributes are not supported by the filesys-
               tem, or are disabled.

          In addition, the errors documented in stat(2) can also
          occur.

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     VERSIONS
          These system calls have been available on Linux since kernel
          2.4; glibc support is provided since version 2.3.

     CONFORMING TO
          These system calls are Linux-specific.

     SEE ALSO
          getfattr(1), setfattr(1), getxattr(2), listxattr(2),
          open(2), setxattr(2), stat(2), symlink(7), xattr(7)

     COLOPHON
          This page is part of release 5.10 of the Linux man-pages
          project.  A description of the project, information about
          reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be
          found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

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