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list file attributes on a Linux second extended file system

see also : chattr


lsattr [ -RVadv ] [ files... ]

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lsattr lists the file attributes on a second extended file system. See chattr(1) for a description of the attributes and what they mean.



Recursively list attributes of directories and their contents.


Display the program version.


List all files in directories, including files that start with ’.’.


List directories like other files, rather than listing their contents.


List the file’s version/generation number.


lsattr is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from


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lsattr was written by Remy Card <Remy.Card[:at:]linux[:dot:]org>. It is currently being maintained by Theodore Ts’o <tytso[:at:][:dot:]edu>.

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