git-annex-registerurl - Man Page

registers an url for a key


git annex registerurl [key url]


This plumbing-level command can be used to register urls where a key can be downloaded from.

No verification is performed of the url's contents.

Normally the key is a git-annex formatted key. However, to make it easier to use this to add urls, if the key cannot be parsed as a key, and is a valid url, an URL key is constructed from the url.



In batch input mode, lines are read from stdin, and each line should contain a key and url, separated by a single space.

For backwards compatability with old git-annex before this option was added, when no key and url pair are specified on the command line, batch input is used, the same as if the --batch option were specified. It is however recommended to use --batch.


When in batch mode, the input is delimited by nulls instead of the usual newlines.

(Note that for this to be used, you have to explicitly enable batch mode with --batch)


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-addurl(1), git-annex-fromkey(1), git-annex-unregisterurl(1).