git-annex-describe - Man Page

change description of a repository


git annex describe repository description


Changes the description of a repository.

The repository to describe can be specified by git remote name or by uuid. To change the description of the current repository, use "here".

Repository descriptions are displayed by git-annex in various places. They are most useful when git-annex knows about a repository, but there is no git remote corresponding to it.



Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.


Messages that would normally be output to standard error are included in the JSON instead.

Also the git-annex-common-options(1) can be used.

See Also




Joey Hess <>

Referenced By

git-annex(1), git-annex-init(1).