git‐annex‐importfeed − import files from podcast feeds

git annex importfeed [url ...]

Imports the contents of podcasts and other feeds. Only
downloads files whose content has not already been added to
the repository before, so you can delete, rename, etc the
resulting files and repeated runs won’t duplicate them.

     When youtube−dl is installed, it’s used to download
links in the feed.  This allows importing e.g., YouTube

     To make the import process add metadata to the imported
files from the feed, git config annex.genmetadata true


     Force downloading items it’s seen before.

     Controls where the files are stored.

     The default template is

     Other available variables for templates: feedauthor,
     itemauthor, itemsummary, itemdescription, itemrights,
     itemid, itempubdate, title, author

−−relaxed, −−fast, −−raw
     These options behave the same as when using git‐

     Avoid immediately downloading urls. The url is still
     checked (via HEAD) to verify that it exists, and to get
     its size if possible.

     Don’t immediately download urls, and avoid storing the
     size of the url’s content. This makes git‐annex accept
     whatever content is there at a future point.


     Prevent special handling of urls by youtube−dl,
     bittorrent, and other special remotes. This will for
     example, make importfeed download a .torrent file and
     not the contents it points to.



Joey Hess <>