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

       git-annex-adjust - enter an adjusted branch

       git annex adjust --unlock|--fix|--hide-missing [--unlock|--fix]

       Enters an adjusted form of the current branch. The annexed files will be
       treated differently. For example with --unlock all annexed files will be

       The adjusted branch will have a name like "adjusted/master(unlocked)".
       Since it's a regular git branch, you can use git checkout to switch back
       to the original branch at any time.

       While in the adjusted branch, you can use git-annex and git commands as
       usual. Any commits that you make will initially only be made to the
       adjusted branch.

       To propagate commits from the adjusted branch back to the original
       branch, and to other repositories, as well as to merge in changes from
       other repositories, run git annex sync.

       Re-running this command with the same options while inside the adjusted
       branch will update the adjusted branch as necessary (eg for
       --hide-missing), and will also propagate commits back to the original

       This command can only be used in a v6 git-annex repository.


              Unlock all annexed files in the adjusted branch. This allows
              annexed files to be modified.

              Normally, unlocking a file requires a copy to be made of its
              content, so that its original content is preserved, while the copy
              can be modified.  To use less space, annex.thin can be set to true
              before running this command; this makes a hard link to the content
              be made instead of a copy.  (When supported by the file system.)
              While this can save considerable disk space, any modification made
              to a file will cause the old version of the file to be lost from
              the local repository. So, enable annex.thin with care.

       --fix  Fix the symlinks to annexed files to point to the local git annex
              object directory. This can be useful if a repository is checked
              out in an unusual way that prevents the symlinks committed to git
              from pointing at the annex objects.

              Only include annexed files in the adjusted branch when their
              content is present.

              The adjusted branch is not immediately changed when content
              availability changes, so if you git annex drop files, they will
              become broken links in the usual way. And when files that were
              missing are copied into the repository from elsewhere, they won't
              immediatly become visible in the branch.

              To update the adjusted branch to reflect changes to content
              availability, run git annex adjust --hide-missing again.

              Despite missing files being hidden, git annex sync --content will
              still operate on them, and can be used to download missing files
              from remotes.

              This option can be combined with --unlock or --fix.





       Joey Hess <>