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Re: [bug #58941] wishlist: Support for -xattr -xattrname

From: Kevin Locke
Subject: Re: [bug #58941] wishlist: Support for -xattr -xattrname
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:47:19 -0600

On Thu, 2020-08-13 at 12:37 +1000, Morgan Weetman wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 12:21, Kevin Locke <kevin@kevinlocke.name> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2020-08-13 at 12:02 +1000, Morgan Weetman wrote:
>>> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 00:34, Kevin Locke wrote:
>>>> It would be great if find could support searching for files based on the
>>>> presence/absence of extended attributes (xattrs).
>>> I wrote support for this a few years ago but it needs a lot of tidying to
>>> be accepted and I haven't had the time. I can share the GitLab repo with
>>> you if you'd like to play with it,
>> That's great!  I'll bet it would be a useful reference and starting
>> point for potential implementers (myself included).
> Done.. I just made the repo public: https://gitlab.com/mweetman/findutils
> This also has support for finding files based on capabilities which was my
> primary goal, xattr support was a (bonus) intermediate step I had to go
> through along the way
> enjoy

This is great!  Do you recall what you had in mind to tidy it up before
submitting it for inclusion?  It looks reasonably clean and functional
to me.  (But I haven't tested yet - will soon!)

Thanks again,

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