git-annex-init man page
git-annex-init — initialize git-annex
git annex init [description]
Until a repository (or one of its remotes) has been initialized, git-annex will refuse to operate on it, to avoid accidentally using it in a repository that was not intended to have an annex.
It's useful, but not mandatory, to initialize each new clone of a repository with its own description. If you don't provide one, one will be generated using the username, hostname and the path.
If any special remotes were configured with autoenable=true, this will also attempt to enable them. See git-annex-initremote(1). To disable this, re-enable a remote with "autoenable=false", or mark it as dead (see git-annex-dead(1)).
This command is entirely safe, although usually pointless, to run inside an already initialized git-annex repository.
A top-level .noannex file will prevent git-annex init from being used in a repository. This is useful for repositories that have a policy reason not to use git-annex. The content of the file will be displayed to the user who tries to run git-annex init.
Force the repository to be initialized using a different annex.version than the current default.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
git-annex(1), git-annex-describe(1), git-annex-enableremote(1), git-annex-initremote(1), git-annex-reinit(1), git-annex-uninit(1).