git-annex-add(1)             General Commands Manual            git-annex-add(1)

       git-annex-add - adds files to the git annex

       git annex add [path ...]

       Adds the specified files to the annex. If a directory is specified, acts
       on all files inside the directory and its subdirectories.  If no path is
       specified, adds files from the current directory and below.

       Files that are already checked into git and are unmodified, or that git
       has been configured to ignore will be silently skipped.

       If annex.largefiles is configured, and does not match a file, git annex
       add will behave the same as git add and add the non-large file directly
       to the git repository, instead of to the annex.  (By default dotfiles are
       assumed to not be large, and are added directly to git, but
       annex.dotfiles can be configured to annex those too.)  See the git-annex
       manpage for documentation of these and other configuration settings.

       Large files are added to the annex in locked form, which prevents further
       modification of their content unless unlocked by git-annex-unlock(1).
       (This is not the case however when a repository is in a filesystem not
       supporting symlinks.)

       This command can also be used to add symbolic links, both symlinks to
       annexed content, and other symlinks.

        # git annex add foo bar
        add foo ok
        add bar ok
        # git commit -m added


              Add gitignored files.

              Treat all files as large files, ignoring annex.largefiles and
              annex.dotfiles configuration, and add to the annex.

              Treat all files as small files, ignoring annex.largefiles and
              annex.dotfiles and annex.addsmallfiles configuration, and add to

              Specifies which key-value backend to use.

       file matching options
              Many of the git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify
              files to add.

              For example: --largerthan=1GB

       --jobs=N -JN
              Adds multiple files in parallel. This may be faster.  For example:

              Setting this to "cpus" will run one job per CPU core.

       --update -u
              Like git add --update, this does not add new files, but any
              updates to tracked files will be added to the index.

       --json Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that
              use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.

              Include progress objects in JSON output.

              Messages that would normally be output to standard error are
              included in the json instead.

              Enables batch mode, in which a file to add is read in a line from
              stdin, the file is added, and repeat.

              Note that if a file is skipped (due to not existing, being
              gitignored, already being in git, or doesn't meet the matching
              options), an empty line will be output instead of the normal
              output produced when adding a file.

       -z     Makes the --batch input be delimited by nulls instead of the usual








       Joey Hess <>