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Topics ▾ Version 1.6.1 ▾ git-check-attr last updated in 2.1.0

SYNOPSIS

git check-attr attr... [--] pathname...
git check-attr --stdin [-z] attr... < <list-of-paths>

DESCRIPTION

For every pathname, this command will list if each attr is unspecified, set, or unset as a gitattribute on that pathname.

OPTIONS

--stdin

Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.

-z

Only meaningful with --stdin; paths are separated with NUL character instead of LF.

--

Interpret all preceding arguments as attributes, and all following arguments as path names. If not supplied, only the first argument will be treated as an attribute.

OUTPUT

The output is of the form: <path> COLON SP <attribute> COLON SP <info> LF

Where <path> is the path of a file being queried, <attribute> is an attribute being queried and <info> can be either:

unspecified;; when the attribute is not defined for the path. unset;; when the attribute is defined to false. set;; when the attribute is defined to true. <value>;; when a value has been assigned to the attribute.

EXAMPLES

In the examples, the following .gitattributes file is used:

*.java diff=java -crlf myAttr
NoMyAttr.java !myAttr
README caveat=unspecified
  • Listing a single attribute:

    $ git check-attr diff org/example/MyClass.java
    org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
    

  • Listing multiple attributes for a file:

    $ git check-attr crlf diff myAttr -- org/example/MyClass.java
    org/example/MyClass.java: crlf: unset
    org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
    org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set
    

  • Listing attribute for multiple files:

    $ git check-attr myAttr -- org/example/MyClass.java org/example/NoMyAttr.java
    org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set
    org/example/NoMyAttr.java: myAttr: unspecified
    

  • Not all values are equally unambiguous:

    $ git check-attr caveat README
    README: caveat: unspecified
    

SEE ALSO

Author

Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>

Documentation

Documentation by James Bowes.

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite