SYNOPSIS

git check-attr attr… [--] pathname…

DESCRIPTION

For every pathname, this command will list if each attr is unspecified, set, or unset as a gitattribute on that pathname.

OPTIONS

--

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

Where <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 to false.

set

when the attribute is defined to 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
$ git check-attr diff org/example/MyClass.java
org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
$ 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
$ git check-attr myAttr -- org/example/MyClass.java org/example/NoMyAttr.java
org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set
org/example/NoMyAttr.java: myAttr: unspecified
$ git check-attr caveat README
README: caveat: unspecified

SEE ALSO

linkgit:gitattributes[5].

Author

Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>

Documentation

Documentation by James Bowes.

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite