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git-annex-oldkeys - Man Page

list keys used for old versions of files


git annex oldkeys [path ...]


Lists keys used for old versions of the specified files or directories.

The output from this command can be piped into a command like git-annex drop --batch-keys

The keys are listed in order from newest to oldest.

When listing old keys for a directory, it will include keys used by deleted files that were in that directory in past commits.



By default this command does not list a key that is also used by any file in the currently checked out branch. This option makes it also list such keys.

The default behavior avoids surprises when dropping listed keys. This option can be useful when eg copying all old versions of a file to a remote.


Only list old keys used in the specified range of revisions. This works the same as the revision range option of git log. See gitrevisions(7) for documentation about the format of this option.

For example, to list only keys used since the tag v1.0, use --revision-range=v1.0..HEAD

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

See Also




Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

Referenced By

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