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git-annex-matching-expression(1) General Commands Manual git-annex-matching-expression(1)

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/>