git-annex-matchexpression

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NAME
       git-annex-matchexpression - checks if an expression matches

SYNOPSIS
       git annex matchexpression expression [data]

DESCRIPTION
       This plumbing-level command is given a preferred content expression,
       and some data, and checks if the expression matches the data. It exits
       0 if it matches, and 1 if not. If not enough data was provided, it
       displays an error and exits with special code 42.

       For example, this will exit 0:

        git annex matchexpression "include=*.png and largerthan=1mb"
       --file=foo.png --size=10mb

OPTIONS
       --file=

              Provide the filename to match against. Note that the file does
              not have to actually exist on disk.

       --size=
              Tell what the size of the file is. The size can be specified
              with any commonly used units, for example, "0.5 gb" or "100
              KiloBytes".

       --key= Tell what key is being matched against. This is needed for
              matching expressions like "copies=N" and "metadata=tag=foo" and
              "present", which all need to look up the information on file for
              a key.

              Many keys have a known size, and so --size is not needed when
              specifying such a key.

       --largefiles
              Parse the expression as an annex.largefiles expression, rather
              than a preferred content expression.

       --mimetype=
              Tell what the mime type of the file is. Only needed when using
              --largefiles with a mimetype= expression.

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-preferred-content(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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