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NAME

       git-check-attr - Display gitattributes information

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.

       --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

       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

       o   Listing a single attribute:

           $ git check-attr diff org/example/MyClass.java
           org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java

       o   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

       o   Listing all attributes for a file:

           $ git check-attr --all -- org/example/MyClass.java
           org/example/MyClass.java: diff: java
           org/example/MyClass.java: myAttr: set

       o   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

       o   Not all values are equally unambiguous:

           $ git check-attr caveat README
           README: caveat: unspecified

SEE ALSO

       gitattributes(5).

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite