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authorNanako Shiraishi <>2009-12-15 03:11:10 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-12-15 06:04:30 (GMT)
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Illustrate "filter" attribute with an example
The example was taken from aa4ed402c9721170fde2e9e43c3825562070e65e (Add 'filter' attribute and external filter driver definition). Signed-off-by: Nanako Shiraishi <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -197,6 +197,25 @@ intent is that if someone unsets the filter driver definition,
or does not have the appropriate filter program, the project
should still be usable.
+For example, in .gitattributes, you would assign the `filter`
+attribute for paths.
+*.c filter=indent
+Then you would define a "filter.indent.clean" and "filter.indent.smudge"
+configuration in your .git/config to specify a pair of commands to
+modify the contents of C programs when the source files are checked
+in ("clean" is run) and checked out (no change is made because the
+command is "cat").
+[filter "indent"]
+ clean = indent
+ smudge = cat
Interaction between checkin/checkout attributes