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authorQu Wenruo <>2014-04-15 15:04:50 +0800
committerDavid Sterba <>2014-04-22 14:15:25 +0200
commit97822b5eeaf101ac22c5d62b5e2ea4931ff95433 (patch)
tree305e30ff8ca338e1256a4dc7ae3f373fe56f172a /Documentation
parent01c42d908a46929e86a9354f6705f34ea12f1958 (diff)
btrfs-progs: Convert man page for btrfs-property.
Convert the man page for the newly added btrfs-property subcommand. Signed-off-by: Qu Wenruo <> Signed-off-by: David Sterba <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/Makefile b/Documentation/Makefile
index ba54eefd..ec8598bb 100644
--- a/Documentation/Makefile
+++ b/Documentation/Makefile
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@ MAN8_TXT += btrfs-quota.txt
MAN8_TXT += btrfs-qgroup.txt
MAN8_TXT += btrfs-replace.txt
MAN8_TXT += btrfs-restore.txt
+MAN8_TXT += btrfs-property.txt
MAN_XML = $(patsubst %.txt,%.xml,$(MAN_TXT))
diff --git a/Documentation/btrfs-property.txt b/Documentation/btrfs-property.txt
new file mode 100644
index 00000000..82466f9e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/btrfs-property.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,69 @@
+btrfs-property - get/set/list properties for given btrfs object.
+'btrfs property' <subcommand> <args>
+'btrfs property' is used to get/set/list property, like lable or compression
+state, for given btrfs object.
+'btrfs property' provides an unified and user-friendly method to tune different
+btrfs properties instead of using the traditional method like `chattr`(1) or
+'get' [-t <type>] <object> [<name>]::
+Gets a property from a btrfs object.
+If no name is specified, all properties for the given object are
+A filesystem object can be a the filesystem itself, a subvolume,
+an inode or a device.
+The '-t <type>' option can be used to explicitly
+specify what type of object you meant. This is only needed when a
+property could be set for more then one object type.
+Possible types are 's[ubvol]', 'f[ilesystem]', 'i[node]' and 'd[evice]'.
+The <object> can be path of btrfs device, btrfs mount point, or any
+directories/files inside btrfs.
+'set' [-t <type>] <object> <name> <value>::
+Sets a property on a btrfs object.
+See description of 'get' subcommand for a description of objects and object
+'list' [-t <type>] <object>::
+Lists available properties with their descriptions for the given object.
+Please see the help of 'btrfs property get' for a description of
+objects and object types.
+'btrfs property' returns a zero exist status if it succeeds. Non zero is
+returned in case of failure.
+'btrfs' is part of btrfs-progs. Btrfs filesystem is currently under heavy
+and not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review.
+Please refer to the btrfs wiki for
+further details.