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[PATCH] man: make attr.1 man page generic

From: Achilles Gaikwad
Subject: [PATCH] man: make attr.1 man page generic
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2020 11:59:41 +0530

The attr(1) man page states it is specifically for XFS filesystem,
however the command works for other filesystems as well. Therefore, we
remove the XFS specific bits and pieces from the man page and make the
man page more generic.

Signed-off-by: Achilles Gaikwad <address@hidden>
 man/man1/attr.1 | 46 ++--------------------------------------------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/man1/attr.1 b/man/man1/attr.1
index 84e80de..09d8919 100644
--- a/man/man1/attr.1
+++ b/man/man1/attr.1
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
 .TH ATTR 1 "Extended Attributes" "Dec 2001" "XFS Compatibility API"
-attr \- extended attributes on XFS filesystem objects
+attr \- extended attributes on filesystem objects
 \f3attr\f1 [ \f3\-LRSq\f1 ] \f3\-s attrname\f1 [ \f3\-V attrvalue\f1 ] \c
@@ -37,55 +37,13 @@ attr \- extended attributes on XFS filesystem objects
 Extended attributes implement the ability for a user to attach
-name:value pairs to objects within the XFS filesystem.
-This document describes the
-.I attr
-command, which is mostly compatible with the IRIX command of the same name.
-It is thus aimed specifically at users of the XFS filesystem - for
-filesystem independent extended attribute manipulation, consult the
-.IR getfattr (1)
-.IR setfattr (1)
+name:value pairs to objects within the filesystem.
 Extended attributes can be used to store meta-information about the file.
 For example "character-set=kanji" could tell a document browser to
 use the Kanji character set when displaying that document
 and "thumbnail=..." could provide a reduced resolution overview of a
 high resolution graphic image.
-In the XFS filesystem, the
-.I names
-can be up to 256 bytes in length, terminated by the first 0 byte.
-The intent is that they be printable ASCII (or other character set)
-names for the attribute.
-.I values
-can be up to 64KB of arbitrary binary data.
-Attributes can be attached to all types of XFS inodes:
-regular files, directories, symbolic links, device nodes, etc.
-XFS uses 2 disjoint attribute name spaces associated with every
-filesystem object.
-They are the
-.B root
-.B user
-address spaces.
-.B root
-address space is accessible only to the superuser,
-and then only by specifying a flag argument to the function call.
-Other users will not see or be able to modify attributes in the
-.B root
-address space.
-.B user
-address space is protected by the normal file permissions mechanism,
-so the owner of the file can decide who is able to see and/or modify
-the value of attributes on any particular file.
 .I attr

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