git-annex-examinekey






git‐annex‐examinekey − prints information from a key


git annex examinekey [key ...]


This plumbing−level command is given a key, and prints
information that can be determined purely by looking at the
key.




−−format=value

     Use custom output formatting.

     The value is a format string, in which ’${var}’ is
     expanded to the value of a variable. To right−justify a
     variable with whitespace, use ’${var;width}’ ; to
     left−justify a variable, use ’${var;−width}’; to escape
     unusual characters in a variable, use ’${escaped_var}’

     These variables are available for use in formats: key,
     backend, bytesize, humansize, keyname, hashdirlower,
     hashdirmixed, mtime (for the mtime field of a WORM
     key).

     Also, ’\n’ is a newline, ’\000’ is a NULL, etc.


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


−−batch
     Enable batch mode, in which a line containing a key is
     read from stdin, the information about it is output to
     stdout, and repeat.


The location a key’s value is stored (in indirect mode) can
be looked up by running:

      git annex examinekey $KEY
−−format=’.git/annex/objects/${hashdirmixed}${key}/${key}’


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Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>