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Re: [Acl-devel] attr vs Glibc

From: Nathan Scott
Subject: Re: [Acl-devel] attr vs Glibc
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:06:53 +1000

On 25 April 2012 08:02, ohav chochmah <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm a bit confused, is there any difference between {,l,f}setxattr,
> {,l,f}getxattr, {,l,f}removexattr, {,l,f}listxattr as implemented in glibc,
>  the interface of which is accessible via sys/xattr.h, and the exact same
> functions as implemented in attr (attr/xattr.h)?    in which case should we
> use the latter?

The libattr interfaces predate the glibc interfaces - they were used
when we were originally developing the tools.

These days, you should always use the glibc variant.



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