git-annex-drop






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.




−−from=remote

     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‐annex−preferred−content(1)


−−force
     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
     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 repository.

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


−−branch=ref
     Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.

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










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−−unused
     Drop files found by last run of git‐annex unused.

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


−−key=keyname
     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 drop.


−−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


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


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


git‐annex(1)

     git‐annex−get(1)

     git‐annex−move(1)

     git‐annex−copy(1)


Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>