git-annex-findkeys - Man Page

lists available keys


git annex findkeys


Outputs a list of keys known to git-annex.


matching options

The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify which keys to list.

By default, the findkeys command only lists keys whose content is currently present. Specifying any of the matching options will override this default behavior and match on all keys that git-annex knows about.

To list all keys, present or not, specify --anything.

To list keys whose content is not present, specify --not --in=here


Output keys terminated with nulls, for use with xargs -0


Use custom output formatting.

The value is a format string, in which '${var}' is expanded to the value of a variable. To right-justify a variable with whitespace, use '${var;width}' ; to left-justify a variable, use '${var;-width}'; to escape unusual characters (including control characters) in a variable, use '${escaped_var}'

These variables are available for use in formats: key, backend, bytesize, humansize, keyname, hashdirlower, hashdirmixed, mtime (for the mtime field of a WORM key).

Also, '\n' is a newline, '\000' is a NULL, etc.

The default output format is the same as --format='${escapedkey}\n' except when outputting to a terminal, control characters will be escaped.


Output the list of keys in JSON format.

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-find(1).