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gitlint: Path to a directory or Python module with extra user-defined rules.
$ gitlint --extra-path ${path-to-directory}
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The command gitlint --extra-path ${path-to-directory} is using the tool GitLint to analyze and enforce certain coding standards for a Git repository.

GitLint is a command-line tool that checks specific rules and guidelines defined in a configuration file (.gitlint) to ensure the quality and consistency of commit messages in a Git repository.

The --extra-path option allows you to include additional directories or files to be considered by GitLint while analyzing the repository. The ${path-to-directory} refers to the path of the directory or file you want to add.

By specifying the path to a directory, you are telling GitLint to include that directory's contents (such as commit messages) in its analysis. This can be helpful if you want to extend GitLint's reach beyond the default locations it searches (typically the Git repository's root directory).

By running this command, GitLint will analyze the commit messages and other relevant files in the specified directory alongside the default locations, applying the defined rules and guidelines to provide feedback on the quality and correctness of the commits.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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