git-lfs-smudge man page

git-lfs-smudge — Git smudge filter that converts pointer in blobs to the actual content

Synopsis

git lfs smudge [path] git lfs smudge --skip [path]

Description

Read a Git LFS pointer file from standard input and write the contents of the corresponding large file to standard output. If needed, download the file´s contents from the Git LFS endpoint. The path argument, if provided, is only used for a progress bar.

Smudge is typically run by Git´s smudge filter, configured by the repository´s Git attributes.

Options

Without any options, git lfs smudge outputs the raw Git LFS content to standard output.

--skip

Skip automatic downloading of objects on clone or pull.

Known Bugs

On Windows, Git does not handle files in the working tree larger than 4 gigabytes.

For more information, see: https://github.com/git-lfs/git-lfs/issues/2434.

See Also

git-lfs-install(1), gitattributes(5).

Part of the git-lfs(1) suite.

Referenced By

git-lfs(1), git-lfs-filter-process(1).

May 2018