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xattr_supported --  Check if filesystem supports extended attributes


bool xattr_supported ( string filename [, int flags] )

This functions checks if the filesystem holding the given file supports extended attributes. Read access to the file is required.

Seznam parametrů


The path of the tested file.


Tabulka 1. Supported xattr flags

XATTR_DONTFOLLOWDo not follow the symbolic link but operate on symbolic link itself.

Návratové hodnoty

This function returns TRUE if filesystem supports extended attributes, FALSE if it doesn't and NULL if it can't be determined (for example wrong path or lack of permissions to file).


Příklad 1. xattr_supported() example

The following code checks if we can use extended attributes.

= 'some_file';

if (
xattr_supported($file)) {
/* ... make use of some xattr_* functions ... */