Get, set, or list properties for a given btrfs filesystem object (files - btrfs property

Get, set, or list properties for a given btrfs filesystem object (files, directories, subvolumes, filesystems, or devices). More information: https://btrfs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/btrfs-property.html.

  • List available properties (and descriptions) for the given btrfs object:

sudo btrfs property list {{path/to/btrfs_object}}

  • Get all properties for the given btrfs object:

sudo btrfs property get {{path/to/btrfs_object}}

  • Get the label property for the given btrfs filesystem or device:

sudo btrfs property get {{path/to/btrfs_filesystem}} label

  • Get all object type-specific properties for the given btrfs filesystem or device:

sudo btrfs property get -t {{subvol|filesystem|inode|device}} {{path/to/btrfs_filesystem}}

  • Set the compression property for a given btrfs inode (either a file or directory):

sudo btrfs property set {{path/to/btrfs_inode}} compression {{zstd|zlib|lzo|none}}