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Extended attributes (commonly called "xattrs") are a way to associate metadata with files/directories in the filesystem.

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How can I list the Active Directory user attributes from a linux computer?

How can I list the Active directory user attributes from a Linux computer? The Linux computer is already joined to the domain. I can use 'getent' to get the user and group information, but it does ...
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Why does getfattr not display anything for a file that has the extended attribute bit set?

I've got a Nagios XI install running on CentOS 6.2, and want to modify the backup script. I noticed that the extended attribute bit is set for this shell script, so I want to be sure not to mess ...
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Linux ext4 “extents” attribute

I noticed the e attribute on several files/directories on Linux machines installed on ext4 filesystems. [kelly@p2820887.pubip.serverbeach.com ~]$ lsattr -d /bin -------------e- /bin According to ...
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Practical uses of the immutable flag in Linux [closed]

Does anyone have real world scenarios where they've used the immutable flag in Linux? chattr +i file.txt Since root can unset the attribute, it seems like you're protecting the file against users ...
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View/Find all compressed files on the server?

I need to find all compressed files/folders regardless of file format on a Windows Server 2003 machine. Search options do not provide this capability. Is there a way to list/view all compressed ...
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Is there a tool that lets an end user manage attributes in Active Directory?

There are attributes in Active Directory such as manager and telephone numbers which can get out of date quickly. Is there an open source or inexpensive tool that can help with management of these ...
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AD plugin or utility that generates unique uidnumber / gidnumber on creation

I'm looking for either: A plugin that will auto-generate a unique uidNumber attribute value for new users and a unique gidNumber attribute value for new groups upon creation. A configurable user/...
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In Chef, how do I access attributes set in the environment JSON from cookbook attributes files?

I have a chef system where we have multiple environments and have attributes set in evironment JSON. I'm having trouble accessing these from within cookbook attribute files and recipes.
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How to allow some (non-admin) users to edit address/phone properties for all AD users?

I need to allow HR people to edit some attributes for all Active Directory users (phone numbers, address, and similar contact informations), without giving them full administrative rights. They will ...
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Change AD users attributes via Power Shell script

In the domain I'm working we created an attribute "regulationMatrix" . When I try a powershell command like get-aduser USER -properties * that specific attribute shows up only if it has a value set ...
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Custom attributes in Active Directory - determining usage/function and possible removal options?

I've bumped into a highly-customized Active Directory environment (2003 FL) that's got me wondering if there's any particularly easy way to figure out what a custom attribute's function is, and what, ...
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Fastest way to search for file attributes on windows?

I have many files, 2TB be exact, and must find/search for files by creator and creation date and others file attributes. What in your opinion would be the best way to do these kinds of searches? ...
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How do I figure out what is changing the userWorkstations attribute in Active Directory?

I just took over the IT for a medium sized business with a three domain controllers (2003/2008 Standard) and whenever I create a new user, after some time the user account cannot log into most ...
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Permission denied when changing timestamp of a directory on a CIFS mount

The server dir is mounted with a user, who definitely has "Write Attributes" permissions in Windows. /etc/fstab: //server/shared /mnt/fs1 cifs noperm,rw,nounix,iocharset=utf8,gid=java,file_mode=0774,...
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Identifying certain Active Directory accounts as “IsHuman”

I'd like to flag certain Active Directory accounts to indicate that they represent individual, physical people as opposed to groups, service accounts, built-in accounts, etc. This could be via a ...
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instanceType attribute in Active Directory

I need to change the instanceType attribute of a service account. If I try to change it from Active Directory Users and Computers console it's greyed out and if I try to change it via powershell with ...
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Can Mac OS X extended attributes be stored across NFS to a Linux ext4 filesystem?

MacOSX filesystems use extended attributes (e.g. "com.apple.quarantine", "com.apple.FinderInfo"): $ ls -l@ .DS_Store -rw-r--r--@ 1 gareth staff 18436 2 Nov 10:35 .DS_Store com.apple....
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Restrict access to active directory attributes from a particular computer?

I know that some attributes in AD are classified as personal information and some are classified as public information (see the "property set" column here - http://www.kouti.com/tables/userattributes....
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Transfer files with extended attributes: Redhat to Redhat

I need to transfer files with extended attributes from my local system (SL 6.5) to a remote server (Centos 5.6). However, both scp and rsync are dropping the attributes, so I'm having to manually ...
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Overriding attributes with Chef Solo

I'm trying to install Maven 3 using Chef Solo and the following cookbook: http://community.opscode.com/cookbooks/maven The cookbook installs Maven 2 by default, and the first time I ran it, it ...
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Where can I find more information about custom/extension attributes in Active Directory?

I want to be able use a script to write/read from extensionAttribute1-15 I was wondering where I could find more info about the size of these fields, what can be written into them. I've used google, ...
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how to delete files owned by Apache?

I've installed a CMS on a shared host running Apache, now when I try to delete the root directory, some sub-directories are left with a "Permission denied" error and I can't change their attributes. ...
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Why doesn't btrfs send | btrfs receive preserve the “no dump” file attribute?

Btrfs supports the "no dump" file attribute and it is preserved when taking snapshots. But after sending such a snapshot to another Btrfs using btrfs send and btrfs receive, all values of the "no ...
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Unable to change country in Exchange Admin center 2016, but can in AD

I have started having an issue when trying to change a user/mailboxes country/region through Exchange Admin Center in Exchange 2016. When attempting to do so, I get this error: Active Directory ...
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How to search based on custom attribute?

I have some special custom attributes with my ldap setup. I have a custom attribute called GroupCode. I have bunch of entries with this special attribute that I was able to write to the ldap database. ...
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LDAP fixed length string attribute

I'm building a LDAP schema for OpenLDAP in which one of the attributes is a numeric identifier that has a constant length (e.g. 10). I am using for it the numericString syntax (1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115....
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Retrieve “IP Phone” Attribute from AD for Exchange Disclaimer/Signature

I'm trying to build a company-wide signature in Exchange using the Transport Rules and Disclaimers. I'd like to include our Skype names as part of this signature. In ADAC, the closest field I could ...
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NTFS network file copy hangs on +R attrib files / Server 2008 R2

I have encountered at least two server 2008 R2 machines that were recently built that exhibit identical behavior. When using explorer to copy a folder of files from or to the affected host, any file ...
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AD - storing last 4 of employee social sec number as the employeeNumber attritubte?

I am currently working on scripting some of our access at work and would love an easy way to enter and retrieve the last 4 of a user's social sec number. It's the primary way we identify people that ...
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Using rsync and which directories should I place in my exclude file when using rsync?

I would like to use a CentOS VM for a mirrored full backup of my CentOS mail server. Both are the same version and are up-to-date. I have found that without excluding certain directories the VM backup ...
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How can I use rsync from serverA to serverB via USB hard disk drives?

I'm trying to syncronize two NAS remotely located. They run FreeNAS 8.0.3 and I've been using rsync to syncronize data over the Internet. The sync literally copies NAS1 to NAS2. Unfortunately, the ...
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How to use `list` to locate attributes changed to `s---ia-------`?

My linux CentOS server has been compromised lately (rootkit). Some files attributes have been changed, for example the command : lsattr /bin/ls gives s---ia------- /bin/ls How cand I use find ...
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ActiveDirectory lastLogonTimeStamp Inactive

In joining a new company, I have inherited it's history. I find that the User and Computer Object property lastLogonTimeStamp is not available. I have checked that the AD Schema version is 2003 R2, ...
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OPENLDAP: how to set attributes as required?

I installed OPENLDAP 2.4.44 on CentOS 7. Now I need to set any attributes as required, is it possible? I need that all users have this attributes required: - givenName - sn - cn - userPassword - ...
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`Operating-System` attribute in AD vs MAC OS

There is a Operating-System attribute in Active Directory attributes defined by Active Directory As I don't have access to AD containing MAC OS joined devices can anyone tell me what would it ...
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Resetting Windows' File Security Permissions

I'm trying to find the correct commands to reset each of my hard drives permissions to remove all of the incorrect, outdated groups/usernames that have built up on folders over time and reset the ...
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OpenLDAP and range attributes

I am trying to query the "member" attribute of a groupOfNames object, and in AD, I can be sure to retrieve all of them, should they exceed the maximum of 1000 entries, by using ranged attribute ...
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How to delegate control to write to directReports attribute

I'm trying to give my bind user account the ability to write to the directReports attribute. When I get into the properties, almost every other attribute has a read and a write option. I only see "...
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Reporting on AD User object attributes for accounts that have never logged on

I have written a utility in C# to report on AD account details for use in access management processes. I have noticed that the values of some attributes are not included in the reports for accounts ...
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openldap alternative to modifying core schema syntax

I have an application that stores contacts in OpenLDAP. It uses the c attribute to store a string describing a country name. The syntax of c only allows a two-letter country code, but the application ...
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While using an ntfs smb share for mac users, do symbolic links and extended attributes work?

We have a majority of mac users but we'd rather support their file sharing using a Windows server with an ntfs drive, or at least a Linux server with ext3. We've had trouble, much trouble, utilizing ...
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is it possible to search only a files that have specific extended attributes set?

is it possible to search file in the linux OS that have particular extended attribute as this: ---S--l--- ---S--l--- 1 root root 0 Mar 1004:25/opt/csTuner/iba/wys/tuer_lolk What is S ...
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How to add logic to a new customized attribute in AD schema

I need to create new attribute named: LastLoggedWorkstation This attribute should contain the name of the last machine\IP from which the user logged on. I know how to add new attribute to AD ...
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Get all files/directories created before a certain date?

We have a samba share on an Ubuntu box that an office full of macs use. Something has happened recently and various folders now seem to have a created date of 1984 and are greyed out/inaccessible for ...
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How to parse an ldif export for attribute values

I have an ldif export where I want to build an outputfile with one line per ldif entry; the one line contains various attribute-values in a specific order. So the commands should parse each ldif ...
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Powershell .lnk deployment/syncing - lnk description attribute

I have been working on a powershell sync script that will be used to control what users have on their desktop (mainly lnk/shortcut files). I have it currently setup to do basic comparisons to add/...
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freeradius rlm_python tagged attributes

I've created python auth module. When trying to perform testing with radtest reply is: User-Password = "testing123" NAS-IP-Address = 127.0.1.1 NAS-Port = 0 Message-Authenticator = ...
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Linux, search for extended attribute value

When a directory contains some files with non-empty extended attributes, all the attribute values can be shown as follows: $ getfattr -d * # file: file1 user.comment="comment1" # file: file2 user....
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Cannot set ACL permission at Samba share

I have setup samba share at xfs file system. Samba 4.2 runs at CentOS 7. Setting POSIX ACLs and extended attributes works as expected (setfacl -m user:joe:rw example.txt, setfattr -n user.example -v ...
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Needed permissions to read msDS-ReplLinkFailures attribute

I'm using powershell to get the value of msDS-ReplLinkFailures attribute like this: Get-ADRootDSE -Properties msDS-ReplLinkFailures This works ok if the current user is member of domain's ...