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       gbp-setup-gitattributes - Set up Git attributes for packaging


       gbp setup-gitattributes [--version] [--help] [--verbose] [--color=[auto|on|off]] [--color-
                               scheme= COLOR_SCHEME] [--[no-]dgit-defuse-attrs] [--all]


       gbp setup-gitattributes sets up .git/info/attributes in the current Git repository to sane
       defaults  most  suitable for packaging work. At the moment, this amounts to making sure no
       transformations happen during checkout, commit or export. More attributes may be added  in
       future, by default all known settings are applied.

       Upstream  sources  may  ship  .gitattributes files enabling certain transformations to the
       committed source,  usually  to  make  working  with  files  in  different  encodings  more
       convenient  for  the  upstream  authors. For Debian packaging, it is necessary to override
       these attributes, since they cause often unwanted conversion of files (e.g.  line endings,
       encodings  and some others). Working with such source tree is confusing, since the working
       tree differs from the Git history (and sometimes from the source tarball), and can lead to

       By  default,  gbp clone tries to detect the usage of .gitattributes in the upstream source
       and disables the Git attributes only when necessary.


              Print version of the program, i.e. version of the git-buildpackage suite

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose execution

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

              Whether to use colored output.

              Colors to use in output (when color is enabled). The  format  for  COLOR_SCHEME  is
              '<debug>:<info>:<warning>:<error>'.  Numerical values and color names are accepted,
              empty fields imply the default color. For  example,  --git-color-scheme='cyan:34::'
              would  show  debug  messages  in  cyan, info messages in blue and other messages in
              default (i.e. warning and error messages in red).

              Disables all transforming attributes for all files. This  is  done  by  defining  a
              macro  attribute  [attr]dgit-defuse-attrs  and  applying  it  to  *  together  with
              export-subst and export-ignore.

              This method is compatible with dgit and git-deborig which use this macro attribute.
              Older versions of dgit use an incomplete preset missing some attributes; if such is
              found, it is replaced by an updated definition.

       --all  Apply all known Git attribute settings. This is the default.


       gbp-clone(1), gbp-push(1), gbp.conf(5), gitattributes(5), dgit(7)


       Andrej Shadura <>

                                        29 September 2022              gbp-setup-gitattributes(1)