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Re: [bug #58941] wishlist: Support for -xattr -xattrname

From: Morgan Weetman
Subject: Re: [bug #58941] wishlist: Support for -xattr -xattrname
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:37:15 +1000

Done.. I just made the repo public: https://gitlab.com/mweetman/findutils

This also has support for finding files based on capabilities which was my
primary goal, xattr support was a (bonus) intermediate step I had to go
through along the way


On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 12:21, Kevin Locke <kevin@kevinlocke.name> wrote:

> Hi Morgan,
> On Thu, 2020-08-13 at 12:02 +1000, Morgan Weetman wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 00:34, Kevin Locke wrote:
> >> It would be great if find could support searching for files based on the
> >> presence/absence of extended attributes (xattrs).
> >
> > I wrote support for this a few years ago but it needs a lot of tidying to
> > be accepted and I haven't had the time. I can share the GitLab repo with
> > you if you'd like to play with it,
> That's great!  I'll bet it would be a useful reference and starting
> point for potential implementers (myself included).
> I have to admit that this feature isn't top priority for me at the
> moment (-exec, although not ideal, works well enough for my current
> needs), so there is no hurry.  But I would like to help implement it
> eventually and I do think your code could be useful (to me and others)
> if you have a chance to post it.
> Thanks for starting on it and for jumping in on this issue!
> Best,
> Kevin

Morgan Weetman
Services Content Architect
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