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Re: rfc: exposing *at functions to shell

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: rfc: exposing *at functions to shell
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:54:04 +0100
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Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wednesday 11 November 2009 18:13:41 Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Mike Frysinger writes:
>> >> --at-fd might be a better explicit option without getting too verbose ?
>> >
>> > Indeed.
>> Note that the "at" in those functions is actually short for "attribute".
> i wasnt aware of that, and the posix docs dont seem to use this word in any 
> of 
> the function descriptions.

Sun originally invented them to access the extended attributes of a file
which are organized in a kind of hidden filesystem rooted at the file's


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