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what does the @ mean in ls -l?

What does the @ sign mean in the following "ls" output?

-rw-r--r--@ 1 root wheel 489 Jan 4 13:14 boot.plist
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marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek Apr 24 '12 at 20:59

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the @ indicates an extended permissions set. The -e option will display the extended attributes.

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