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Remove an extended attribute (PECL xattr:0.9-1.0)
bool xattr_remove ( string filename, string name [, int flags] )

This function removes an extended attribute of a file.

Extended attributes have two different namespaces: user and root namespace. User namespace is available for all users while root namespace is available only for user with root privileges. xattr operates on user namespace by default, but you can change that using flags argument.



The file from which we remove the attribute.


The name of the attribute to remove.


Table 332. Supported xattr flags

XATTR_DONTFOLLOWDo not follow the symbolic link but operate on symbolic link itself.
XATTR_ROOTSet attribute in root (trusted) namespace. Requires root privileges.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Example 2626. Removes all extended attributes of a file

= 'some_file';
$attributes = xattr_list($file);

foreach (
$attributes as $attr_name) {
xattr_remove($file, $attr_name);