[RFE] --reference option for setfattr

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[RFE] --reference option for setfattr

Ales Zelinka

currently when I want to copy all extended attributes from one file to
another, I have to use ugly command like this:

getfattr --dump -m '-' /etc/samba/smb.conf |sed 's;file:
etc/samba/smb.conf;file: /tmp/smb.conf;'| setfattr --restore=-

Would you please implement --reference=some_file option that will read
all extended attributes set on some_file and set them on pathname?

The previous use case would then look like this:

setfattr --reference=/etc/samba/smb.conf /tmp/smb.conf

Other commands from file-attributes-manipulation familly already have
parameter like this (chmod, chown, chcon,...)


Ales Zelinka