On 02/06/2014 09:17 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> How do I use the only-look-at-HEAD mode from a non-bare repo?  If I
> want attributes with respect to some other commit instead of HEAD, is
> there a syntax for that?  The command doesn't seem to have been well
> thought out.

I agree that it would be nice for "git check-attr" to handle this case.
 Currently, I believe that one has to resort to a temporary index file
via something like

        export GIT_INDEX_FILE="$(mktemp)"
        git read-tree HEAD
        git check-attr --cached ...
        rm "$GIT_INDEX_FILE"


Michael Haggerty
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