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git-check-ignore - Debug gitignore / exclude files
git check-ignore [options] pathname...
git check-ignore [options] --stdin < <list-of-paths>
For each pathname given via the command-line or from a file via --stdin, show the pattern
from .gitignore (or other input files to the exclude mechanism) that decides if the
pathname is excluded or included. Later patterns within a file take precedence over
Don't output anything, just set exit status. This is only valid with a single
Also output details about the matching pattern (if any) for each given pathname.
Read file names from stdin instead of from the command-line.
The output format is modified to be machine-parseable (see below). If --stdin is also
given, input paths are separated with a NUL character instead of a linefeed character.
By default, any of the given pathnames which match an ignore pattern will be output, one
per line. If no pattern matches a given path, nothing will be output for that path; this
means that path will not be ignored.
If --verbose is specified, the output is a series of lines of the form:
<source> <COLON> <linenum> <COLON> <pattern> <HT> <pathname>
<pathname> is the path of a file being queried, <pattern> is the matching pattern,
<source> is the pattern's source file, and <linenum> is the line number of the pattern
within that source. If the pattern contained a ! prefix or / suffix, it will be preserved
in the output. <source> will be an absolute path when referring to the file configured by
core.excludesfile, or relative to the repository root when referring to .git/info/exclude
or a per-directory exclude file.
If -z is specified, the pathnames in the output are delimited by the null character; if
--verbose is also specified then null characters are also used instead of colons and hard
<source> <NULL> <linenum> <NULL> <pattern> <NULL> <pathname> <NULL>
One or more of the provided paths is ignored.
None of the provided paths are ignored.
A fatal error was encountered.
Part of the git(1) suite
Git 188.8.131.52 06/10/2014 GIT-CHECK-IGNORE(1)