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‐

     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 skipped.

−−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 get.

     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

     This is the default behavior when running git‐annex in
     a bare repository.

     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

     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 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 −−batch.


     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 <>