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.

       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, or is in direct mode.)  To add a file to the annex
       in unlocked form, git add can be used instead (that only works when the
       repository has annex.version 6 or higher).

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


              Dotfiles are skipped unless explicitly listed, or unless this
              option is used.

              Add gitignored files.

              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:

       --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.

              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.








       Joey Hess <>