git-annex-drop

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



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

SYNOPSIS
       git annex drop [path ...]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       --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 -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
              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.

       --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.

              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.

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

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

       --json-error-messages
              Messages that would normally be output to standard error are
              included in the json instead.

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-get(1)

       git-annex-move(1)

       git-annex-copy(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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