git‐annex‐copy − copy content of files to/from another

git annex copy [path ...] [−−from=remote|−−to=remote]

Copies the content of files from or to another remote.


     Copy the content of files from the specified remote to
     the local repository.

     Any files that are not available on the remote will be
     silently skipped.

     Copy the content of files from the local repository to
     the specified remote.

     Copy the content of files from all reachable remotes to
     the local repository.

−−jobs=N −JN
     Enables parallel transfers with up to the specified
     number of jobs running at once. For example: −J10

     Rather than copying all files, only copy files that
     don’t yet have the desired number of copies, or that
     are preferred content of the destination repository.
     See git‐annex−preferred−content(1)

     When copying content to a remote, avoid a round trip to
     check if the remote already has content. This can be
     faster, but might skip copying content to the remote in
     some cases.

−−all −A
     Rather than specifying a filename or path to copy, this
     option can be used to copy all available versions of
     all files.


     This is the default behavior when running git‐annex in
     a bare repository.

     Operate on files in the specified branch or treeish.

     Operate on files found by last run of git‐annex unused.

     Operate on files that have recently failed to be

     Use this option to move a specified key.

file matching options
     The git‐annex−matching−options(1) can be used to
     specify files to copy.

     Enables batch mode, in which lines containing names of
     files to copy are read from stdin.

     As each specified file is processed, the usual progress
     output is displayed. If a file’s content does not need
     to be copied, or it does not match specified matching
     options, or it is not an annexed file, a blank line is
     output in response instead.

     Since the usual output while copying a file is verbose
     and not machine−parseable, you may want to use −−json
     in combination with −−batch.

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

     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.





Joey Hess <>