How to copy a Fedora system?

Kenneth Porter shiva at
Thu Apr 20 13:30:53 UTC 2006

On Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:12 PM +0100 Timothy Murphy 
<tim at> wrote:

> I checked a few of the files that got the lsetxattr warning,
> and they seemed to have no attributes before or after, eg
> [root at alfred tim]# lsattr -v /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> 1424857363 ------------- /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> [root at alfred tim]# lsattr -v /mnt/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> 2312123006 ------------- /mnt/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
> So I guess the warning just meant something like:
> "if you did have any attributes set they would not have been copied".

I think my reference to lsattr was a red herring, and that those attributes 
are "standard" ones stored in the inode. The extended attributes are viewed 
with "getfattr -d filename". (The -d is to dump all EA's to the screen. 
"man getfattr" for details.)

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