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GIT-LFS-POINTER(1) General Commands Manual GIT-LFS-POINTER(1)

NAME

git-lfs-pointer - Build, compare, and check pointers

SYNOPSIS

git lfs pointer --file=path/to/file
git lfs pointer --file=path/to/file --pointer=path/to/pointer
git lfs pointer --file=path/to/file --stdin git lfs pointer --check --file=path/to/file

Description

Builds and optionally compares generated pointer files to ensure consistency between different Git LFS implementations.

OPTIONS

A local file to build the pointer from.
A local file including the contents of a pointer generated from another implementation. This is compared to the pointer generated from --file.
Reads the pointer from STDIN to compare with the pointer generated from --file.
Reads the pointer from STDIN (if --stdin is given) or the filepath (if --file) is given. If neither or both of --stdin and --file are given, the invocation is invalid. Exits 0 if the data read is a valid Git LFS pointer. Exits 1 otherwise.

In conjunction with --check, --strict verifies that the pointer is canonical; that is, it would be the one created by Git LFS. If it is not, exits 2. The default, for backwards compatibility, is --no-strict, but this may change in a future version.

SEE ALSO

Part of the git-lfs(1) suite.

November 2021