git-check-attr

GIT-CHECK-ATTR(1)                 Git Manual                 GIT-CHECK-ATTR(1)



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
           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 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
       gitattributes(5).

AUTHOR
       Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[1]>

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by James Bowes.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. gitster@pobox.com
           mailto:gitster@pobox.com



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                 GIT-CHECK-ATTR(1)