git-annex-reinit man page

git-annex-reinit ā€” initialize repository, reusing old UUID

Synopsis

git annex reinit uuid|description

Description

Normally, initializing a repository generates a new, unique identifier (UUID) for that repository. Occasionally it may be useful to reuse a UUID -- for example, if a repository got deleted, and you're setting it back up.

Use this with caution; it can be confusing to have two existing repositories with the same UUID.

Make sure you run git annex fsck after changing the UUID of a repository to make sure location tracking information is recorded correctly.

Like git annex init, this attempts to enable any special remotes that are configured with autoenable=true.

See Also

git-annex(1)

git-annex-init(1)

git-annex-fsck(1)

Author

Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

Referenced By

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