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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Checking the attributes of a file


Checking the .gitattributes file (or other places where attributes can be defined) to see whether a specific file is affected by an attribute can be quite cumbersome, especially if there are many entries in these files. Git has a built-in method that can be used to tell whether a file has any attribute associated.

Getting ready

We'll use the attributes_example repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/dvaske/attributes_example.git
$ cd attributes_example

How to do it...

We'll start by setting up all the attributes we had in the last example:

$ echo '*.jpg filter=binstore' > .gitattributes
$ echo '*.jpg diff=exif-diff' >> .gitattributes
$ echo "*.c filter=date-keyword" >> .gitattributes
$ echo "*.java filter=date-keyword" >> .gitattributes

Now we are ready to check different files. We'll start on the keyword branch and check the two code files using the following command:

$ git checkout keyword
Branch keyword set up to track remote branch...