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

       git-annex-enableremote - enables git-annex to use a remote

       git annex enableremote name|uuid|desc [param=value ...]

       Enables use of an existing remote in the current repository.

       This is often used to enable use of a special (non-git) remote, by a
       different repository than the one in which it was originally created
       with the initremote command.

       It can also be used to explicitly enable a git remote, so that git-
       annex can store the contents of files there. First run git remote add,
       and then git annex enableremote with the name of the remote.

       When enabling a special remote, specify the same name used when
       originally creating that remote with git annex initremote. Run git
       annex enableremote without any name to get a list of special remote
       names. Or you can specify the uuid or description of the special

       Some special remotes may need parameters to be specified every time
       they are enabled. For example, the directory special remote requires a
       directory= parameter every time.

       This command can also be used to modify the configuration of an
       existing special remote, by specifying new values for parameters that
       are usually set when using initremote. (However, some settings such as
       the as the encryption scheme cannot be changed once a special remote
       has been created.)

       The GPG keys that an encrypted special remote is encrypted with can be
       changed using the keyid+= and keyid-= parameters. These respectively
       add and remove keys from the list. However, note that removing a key
       does NOT necessarily prevent the key's owner from accessing data in the
       encrypted special remote (which is by design impossible, short of
       deleting the remote).

       One use-case of keyid-= is to replace a revoked key with a new key:

        git annex enableremote mys3 keyid-=revokedkey keyid+=newkey

       Also, note that for encrypted special remotes using plain public-key
       encryption (encryption=pubkey), adding or removing a key has NO effect
       on files that have already been copied to the remote. Hence using
       keyid+= and keyid-= with such remotes should be used with care, and
       make little sense except in cases like the revoked key example above.

       If you get tired of manually enabling a special remote in each new
       clone, you can pass "autoenable=true". Then when git-annex-init(1) is
       run in a new clone, it will will attempt to enable the special remote.
       Of course, this works best when the special remote does not need
       anything special to be done to get it enabled.

       (This command also can be used to enable a remote that git-annex has
       been prevented from using by the remote.<name>.annex-ignore setting.)



       Joey Hess <>