git-annex-drop man page

git-annex-drop — remove content of files from repository

Synopsis

git annex drop [path ...]

Description

Drops the content of annexed files from this repository, when possible.

git-annex will refuse to drop content if it cannot verify it is safe to do so.

Options

--from=remote

Rather than dropping the content of files in the local repository, this option can specify a remote from which the files' contents should be removed.

--auto

Rather than trying to drop all specified files, drop only files that are not preferred content of the repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)

--force

Use this option with care! It bypasses safety checks, and forces git-annex to delete the content of the specified files, even from the last repository that is storing their content. Data loss can result from using this option.

--all

Rather than specifying a filename or path to drop, this option can be used to drop all available versions of all files.

This is the default behavior when running git-annex drop in a bare repository.

Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

--branch=ref

Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.

Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

--unused

Drop files found by last run of git-annex unused.

Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

--key=keyname

Use this option to drop a specified key.

Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

file matching options

The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to drop.

--jobs=N -JN

Runs multiple drop jobs in parallel. This is particularly useful when git-annex has to contact remotes to check if it can drop files. For example: -J4  

--batch

Enables batch mode, in which lines containing names of files to drop are read from stdin.

--json

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

See Also

git-annex(1)

git-annex-get(1)

git-annex-move(1)

git-annex-copy(1)

Author

Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

Referenced By

git-annex(1), git-annex-copy(1), git-annex-get(1), git-annex-move(1).