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xattr_get

(PECL xattr >= 0.9.0)

xattr_get Get an extended attribute

Description

string xattr_get ( string $filename , string $name [, int $flags = 0 ] )

This function gets the value of an extended attribute of a file.

Extended attributes have two different namespaces: user and root. The user namespace is available to all users, while the root namespace is available only to users with root privileges. xattr operates on the user namespace by default, but this can be changed with the flags parameter.

Parameters

filename

The file from which we get the attribute.

name

The name of the attribute.

flags

Supported xattr flags
XATTR_DONTFOLLOW Do not follow the symbolic link but operate on symbolic link itself.
XATTR_ROOT Set attribute in root (trusted) namespace. Requires root privileges.

Return Values

Returns a string containing the value or FALSE if the attribute doesn't exist.

Examples

Example #1 Checks if system administrator has signed the file

<?php
$file 
'/usr/local/sbin/some_binary';
$signature xattr_get($file'Root signature'XATTR_ROOT);

/* ... check if $signature is valid ... */

?>

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