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.)

     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

     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 configuration, and
     add to git, also ignoring annex.addsmallfiles

     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: −J4

     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

     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


−z   Makes the −−batch input be delimited by nulls instead
     of the usual newlines.








Joey Hess <>