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

       git-annex-get - make content of annexed files available

       git annex get [path ...]

       Makes the content of annexed files available in this repository. This
       will involve copying them from a remote repository, or downloading them,
       or transferring them from some kind of key-value store.


              Rather than getting all files, get only files that don't yet have
              the desired number of copies, or that are preferred content of the
              repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)

              Normally git-annex will choose which remotes to get the content
              from, preferring remotes with lower costs. Use this option to
              specify which remote to use.

              Any files that are not available on the remote will be silently

       --jobs=N -JN
              Enables parallel download with up to the specified number of jobs
              running at once. For example: -J10

              When files can be downloaded from multiple remotes, enabling
              parallel downloads will split the load between the remotes. For
              example, if the files are available on remotes A and B, then one
              file will be downloaded from A, and another file will be
              downloaded from B in parallel. (Remotes with lower costs are still
              preferred over higher cost remotes.)

       file matching options
              The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to

              Resume any incomplete downloads of files that were started and
              interrupted at some point previously. Useful to pick up where you
              left off ... when you don't quite remember where that was.

              These incomplete files are the same ones that are listed as unused
              temp files by git-annex-unused(1).

              Note that the git-annex key will be displayed when downloading, as
              git-annex does not know the associated file, and the associated
              file may not even be in the current git working directory.

       --all -A
              Rather than specifying a filename or path to get, this option can
              be used to get all available versions of all files.

              This is the default behavior when running git-annex in a bare

              Operate on files in the specified branch or treeish.

              Operate on files found by last run of git-annex unused.

              Operate on files that have recently failed to be transferred.

              Not to be confused with --incomplete which resumes only downloads
              that managed to transfer part of the content of a file.

              Use this option to get a specified key.

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

              As each specified file is processed, the usual progress output is
              displayed. If the specified file's content is already present, or
              it does not match specified matching options, or it is not an
              annexed file, a blank line is output in response instead.

              Since the usual output while getting a file is verbose and not
              machine-parseable, you may want to use --json in combination with

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

              Include progress objects in JSON output.

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





       Joey Hess <>