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EXTATTR_NAMESPACE_TO_STRING(3)                        Library Functions Manual

NAME
     extattr_namespace_to_string, extattr_string_to_namespace -- convert an
     extended attribute namespace identifier to a string and vice versa

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;sys/extattr.h>&gt;

     int
     extattr_namespace_to_string(int attrnamespace, char **string);

     int
     extattr_string_to_namespace(const char *string, int *attrnamespace);

DESCRIPTION
     The extattr_namespace_to_string() function converts a VFS extended
     attribute identifier to a human-readable string.  The
     extattr_string_to_namespace() converts a human-readable string
     representing a namespace to a namespace identifier.  Although a file
     system may implement arbitrary namespaces, these functions only support
     the EXTATTR_NAMESPACE_USER (``user'') and EXTATTR_NAMESPACE_SYSTEM
     (``system'') namespaces, which are defined in extattr(9).

     These functions are meant to be used in error reporting and other
     interactive tasks.  For example, instead of printing the integer
     identifying an extended attribute in an error message, a program might
     use extattr_namespace_to_string() to obtain a human-readable
     representation.  Likewise, instead of requiring a user to enter the
     integer representing a namespace, an interactive program might ask for a
     name and use extattr_string_to_namespace() to get the desired identifier.

RETURN VALUES
     If any of the calls are unsuccessful, the value -1 is returned and the
     global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     [EINVAL]           The requested namespace could not be identified.

SEE ALSO
     getextattr(1), extattr_get_file(2), extattr_copy_file(3), extattr(9)

HISTORY
     Extended attribute support was developed as part of the TrustedBSD
     Project, and introduced in FreeBSD 5.0 and NetBSD 3.0.  It was developed
     to support security extensions requiring additional labels to be
     associated with each file or directory.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   December 16, 2011                  NetBSD 6.1.5