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

       git-annex-drop - remove content of files from repository

       git annex drop [path ...]

       Drops the content of annexed files from this repository, when possible.

       git-annex will refuse to drop content if it cannot verify it is safe to
       do so.


              Rather than dropping the content of files in the local repository,
              this option can specify a remote from which the files' contents
              should be removed.

       --auto Rather than trying to drop all specified files, drop only files
              that are not preferred content of the repository.  See git-

              Use this option with care! It bypasses safety checks, and forces
              git-annex to delete the content of the specified files, even from
              the last repository that is storing their content. Data loss can
              result from using this option.

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

              This is the default behavior when running git-annex drop in a bare

              Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes
              annex.numcopies setting.

              Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.

              Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes
              annex.numcopies setting.

              Drop files found by last run of git-annex unused.

              Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes
              annex.numcopies setting.

              Use this option to drop a specified key.

              Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes
              annex.numcopies setting.

       file matching options
              The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to

       --jobs=N -JN
              Runs multiple drop jobs in parallel. This is particularly useful
              when git-annex has to contact remotes to check if it can drop
              files.  For example: -J4

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

              As each specified file is processed, the usual output is
              displayed. If a file's content is not present, or it does not
              match specified matching options, or it is not an annexed file, a
              blank line is output in response instead.

       --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.





       Joey Hess <>