NAME

git-annex-matching-expression - specifying a set of files

DESCRIPTION

The annex.largefiles and annex.addunlocked configurations both use expressions that match some files in the working tree.

SYNTAX

The format of these expressions is similar to git-annex-preferred-content(1) expressions.

For example:

largerthan=100kb and not (include=*.c or include=*.h)

This matches large files, but excludes C source files.

The following terms can be used:

  • include=glob / exclude=glob

    Specify files to include or exclude.

    The glob can contain * and ? to match arbitrary characters.

  • smallerthan=size / largerthan=size

    Matches only files smaller than, or larger than the specified size.

    The size can be specified with any commonly used units, for example, "0.5 gb" or "100 KiloBytes"

  • mimetype=glob

    Looks up the MIME type of a file, and checks if the glob matches it.

    For example, "mimetype=text/*" will match many varieties of text files, including "text/plain", but also "text/x-shellscript", "text/x-makefile", etc.

    The MIME types are the same that are displayed by running file --mime-type

    This is only available to use when git-annex was built with the MagicMime build flag.

  • mimeencoding=glob

    Looks up the MIME encoding of a file, and checks if the glob matches it.

    For example, "mimeencoding=binary" will match many kinds of binary files.

    The MIME encodings are the same that are displayed by running file --mime-encoding

    This is only available to use when git-annex was built with the MagicMime build flag.

  • anything

    Matches any file.

  • nothing

    Matches no files. (Same as "not anything")

  • not expression

    Inverts what the expression matches.

  • and / or / ( expression )

    These can be used to build up more complicated expressions.

SEE ALSO

git-annex(1)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess id@joeyh.name

http://git-annex.branchable.com/

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