lsattr – list file attributes on a ext2fs

The following shows a command line session with lsattr
and stat commands which helps in listing file attributes.

$lsattr -v colors 
1936034688 -------------e-- colors
$lsattr  colors 
-------------e-- colors
$ls -l colors 
-rw-r--r-- 1 jeffrin jeffrin 173 Feb 17 21:46 colors
$stat colors 
  File: ‘colors’
  Size: 173       	Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 801h/2049d	Inode: 3672604     Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: ( 1000/ jeffrin)   Gid: ( 1000/ jeffrin)
Access: 2014-03-30 21:42:28.074551288 +0530
Modify: 2014-02-17 21:46:33.476488095 +0530
Change: 2014-02-17 21:46:33.476488095 +0530
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$ls -R colors 
colors
$lsattr -R colors 
-------------e-- colors
$lsattr  resume-micro 
-------------e-- resume-micro
$lsattr  beautifulwork-sorting/
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/gnu-c
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/TODO
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/README
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/bubblesort.php
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/php-hypertext-processor
-------------e-- beautifulwork-sorting/ruby
$lsattr  /bin/ls
-------------e-- /bin/ls
$lsattr  /bin/date 
-------------e-- /bin/date
$lsattr -v  /bin/date 
18446744072723245045 -------------e-- /bin/date
$stat /bin/date
  File: ‘/bin/date’
  Size: 64168     	Blocks: 128        IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 801h/2049d	Inode: 14418067    Links: 1
Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2014-04-06 20:48:40.575978902 +0530
Modify: 2013-07-21 03:22:44.000000000 +0530
Change: 2014-02-17 22:49:42.956708864 +0530
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http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/32256/whats-the-meaning-of-output-of-lsattr

The ‘e’ attribute indicates that the file is using extents for mapping the blocks on disk.

Showing about hidden directories

$lsattr -a
--------------e---- ./.config
--------------e---- ./Public
--------------e---- ./.atom
--------------e---- ./.profile
--------------e---- ./.gitconfig
--------------e---- ./.
--------------e---- ./Templates
--------------e---- ./Firefox_wallpaper.png
--------------e---- ./.ICEauthority
--------------e---- ./..
--------------e---- ./.pki
--------------e---- ./beautifulwork
--------------e---- ./.gconf
--------------e---- ./.local
--------------e---- ./.bash_logout
--------------e---- ./.mozilla
--------------e---- ./.cache
--------------e---- ./.gimp-2.8
--------------e---- ./.gnupg
--------------e---- ./.emacs.d
--------------e---- ./Downloads
--------------e---- ./.bash_history
--------------e---- ./Documents
--------------e---- ./.bashrc
--------------e---- ./Music
--------------e---- ./Videos
--------------e---- ./avocado
--------------e---- ./.bashrc~
--------------e---- ./Pictures
--------------e---- ./.ssh
--------------e---- ./Desktop
--------------e---- ./communications201703-dl.pdf
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