git-annex-contentlocation man page

git-annex-contentlocation — looks up content for a key


git annex contentlocation [key ...]


This plumbing-level command looks up filename used to store the content  of a key. The filename is output to stdout. If the key's content is not present in the local repository, nothing is output, and it exits nonzero.

Note that in direct mode, the file will typically be in the git work tree, and while its content should correspond to the key, the file could become modified at any time after git-annex checks it.



Enable batch mode, in which a line containing the key is read from stdin, the filename to its content is output to stdout (with a trailing newline), and repeat.

Note that if a key's content is not present, an empty line is output to stdout instead.

See Also



Joey Hess <>

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