git-annex-addurl

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NAME
       git-annex-addurl - add urls to annex

SYNOPSIS
       git annex addurl [url ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Downloads each url to its own file, which is added to the annex.

       When quvi is installed, urls are automatically tested to see if they
       point to a video hosting site, and the video is downloaded instead.

       Urls to torrent files (including magnet links) will cause the content
       of the torrent to be downloaded, using aria2c.

       Normally the filename is based on the full url, so will look like
       "www.example.com_dir_subdir_bigfile". In some cases, addurl is able to
       come up with a better filename based on other information. Options can
       also be used to get better filenames.

OPTIONS
       --fast

              Avoid immediately downloading the url. The url is still checked
              (via HEAD) to verify that it exists, and to get its size if
              possible.

       --relaxed
              Avoid storing the size of the url's content, and accept whatever
              content is there at a future point. (Implies --fast.)

       --raw  Prevent special handling of urls by quvi, bittorrent, and other
              special remotes. This will for example, make addurl download the
              .torrent file and not the contents it points to.

       --file=name
              Use with a filename that does not yet exist to add a new file
              with the specified name and the content downloaded from the url.

              If the file already exists, addurl will record that it can be
              downloaded from the specified url(s).

       --pathdepth=N
              Rather than basing the filename on the whole url, this causes a
              path to be constructed, starting at the specified depth within
              the path of the url.

              For example, adding the url
              http://www.example.com/dir/subdir/bigfile with --pathdepth=1
              will use "dir/subdir/bigfile", while --pathdepth=3 will use
              "bigfile".

              It can also be negative; --pathdepth=-2 will use the last two
              parts of the url.

       --prefix=foo --suffix=bar
              Use to adjust the filenames that are created by addurl. For
              example, --suffix=.mp3 can be used to add an extension to the
              file.

       --jobs=N -JN
              Enables parallel downloads when multiple urls are being added.
              For example: -J4

       --batch
              Enables batch mode, in which lines containing urls to add are
              read from stdin.

       --with-files
              When batch mode is enabled, makes it parse lines of the form:
              "$url $file"

              That adds the specified url to the specified file, downloading
              its content if the file does not yet exist; the same as git
              annex addurl $url --file $file

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

       --json-progress
              Include progress objects in JSON output.

CAVEATS
       If annex.largefiles is configured, and does not match a file, git annex
       addurl will add the non-large file directly to the git repository,
       instead of to the annex. However, this is not done when --fast or
       --relaxed is used.

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-rmurl(1)

       git-annex-registerurl(1)

       git-annex-importfeed(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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