git‐annex‐calckey − calulate key for a file

git annex calckey [file ...]

This plumbing−level command calculates the key that would be
used to refer to a file. The file is not added to the annex
by this command.  The key is output to stdout.

     The backend used is the one from the annex.backend
configuration setting, which can be overridden by the
−−backend option.  For example, to force use of the SHA1

      git annex calckey −−backend=SHA1 file


     Specifies which key−value backend to use.

     Enable batch mode, in which a line containing the
     filename is read from stdin, the key is output to
     stdout (with a trailing newline), and repeat.

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


Joey Hess <>