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git-check-attr(1)
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NAME
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git-check-attr - Display gitattributes information
SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
'git check-attr' [-a | --all | attr...] [--] pathname...
'git check-attr' --stdin [-z] [-a | --all | attr...] < <list-of-paths>
DESCRIPTION
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For every pathname, this command will list if each attribute is 'unspecified',
'set', or 'unset' as a gitattribute on that pathname.
OPTIONS
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-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
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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
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In the examples, the following '.gitattributes' file is used:
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*.java diff=java -crlf myAttr
NoMyAttr.java !myAttr
README caveat=unspecified
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* Listing a single attribute:
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$ git check-attr diff org/example/MyClass.java
org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
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* Listing multiple attributes for a file:
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$ 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
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* Listing all attributes for a file:
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$ git check-attr --all -- org/example/MyClass.java
org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set
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* Listing an attribute for multiple files:
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$ git check-attr myAttr -- org/example/MyClass.java org/example/NoMyAttr.java
org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set
org/example/NoMyAttr.java: myAttr: unspecified
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* Not all values are equally unambiguous:
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$ git check-attr caveat README
README: caveat: unspecified
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SEE ALSO
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linkgit:gitattributes[5].
GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite
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