SYNOPSIS

git check-attr [-a | --all | attr…] [--] pathname… git check-attr --stdin [-z] [-a | --all | 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

-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.

--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

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
$ 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 --all -- org/example/MyClass.java
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

gitattributes(5).

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite