NAME git-check-attr - Display gitattributes information

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 attribute 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 a NUL character instead of a linefeed character.

-- 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

<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 !myAttr README caveat=unspecified

· Listing a single attribute:

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

· Listing multiple attributes for a file:

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

· Listing an attribute for multiple files:

$ git check-attr myAttr -- org/example/ org/example/ org/example/ myAttr: set org/example/ myAttr: unspecified

· Not all values are equally unambiguous:

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

SEE ALSO gitattributes(5).

AUTHOR Written by Junio C Hamano <[1]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by James Bowes.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite


Git 1.7.1 12/08/2016 GIT-CHECK-ATTR(1)