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Topics ▾ Version 1.7.8 ▾ git-check-attr last updated in 2.1.3

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

-a, --all

List all attributes that are associated with the specified paths. If this option is used, then unspecified attributes will not be included in the output.

--cached

Consider .gitattributes in the index only, ignoring the working tree.

--stdin

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

-z

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

--

Interpret all preceding arguments as attributes and all following arguments as path names.

If none of --stdin, --all, or -- is used, the first argument will be treated as an attribute and the rest of the arguments as pathnames.

OUTPUT

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

<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 as false. set;; when the attribute is defined as 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 all attributes for a file:

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

  • Listing an 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

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite