git-annex-matchexpression






git‐annex‐matchexpression − checks if an expression matches


git annex matchexpression expression [data]


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




−−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.













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git‐annex(1)

     git‐annex−preferred−content(1)


Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>