git‐annex‐expire − expire inactive repositories

git annex expire [repository:]time ...

This command expires repositories that have not performed
some activity within a specified time period. A repository
is expired by marking it as dead. De−expiration is also
done; if a dead repository performed some activity recently,
it is marked as semitrusted again.

     This can be useful when it’s not possible to keep track
of the state of repositories manually. For example, a
distributed network of repositories where nobody can
directly access all the repositories to check their status.

     The repository can be specified using the name of a
remote, or the description or uuid of the repository.

     The time is in the form "60d" or "1y". A time of
"never" will disable expiration.

     If a time is specified without a repository, it is used
as the default value for all repositories. Note that the
current repository is never expired.


     Print out what would be done, but not not actually
     expire or unexpire any repositories.

     Specify the activity that a repository must have
     performed to avoid being expired. The default is any

     Currently, the only activity that can be performed to
     avoid expiration is git annex fsck. Note that fscking a
     remote updates the expiration of the remote repository,
     not the local repository.

     The first version of git‐annex that recorded fsck
     activity was 5.20150405.







Joey Hess <>