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git-check-attr - Display gitattributes information
'git check-attr' [-a | --all | attr...] [--] pathname...
'git check-attr' --stdin [-z] [-a | --all | attr...] < <list-of-paths>
For every pathname, this command will list if each attribute is 'unspecified',
'set', or 'unset' as a gitattribute on that pathname.
-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.
Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.
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
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.
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 all attributes for a file:
$ git check-attr --all -- org/example/
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
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