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

       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 can be used to download links in the
       feed.  This allows importing e.g., YouTube playlists.  (However, this is
       disabled by default as it can be a security risk.  See the documentation
       of in git-annex(1) for details.)

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

       By default, the downloaded files are put in a directory with the title of
       the feed, and files are named based on the title of the item in the feed.
       This can be changed using the --template option.

       Existing files are not overwritten by this command. If "some
       feed/foo.mp3" already exists, it will instead write to "some
       feed/2_foo.mp3" (or 3, 4, etc). Sometimes a feed will change an item's
       url, resulting in the new url being downloaded to such a filename.


              Force downloading items it's seen before.

       --relaxed, --fast, --raw
              These options behave the same as when using git-annex-addurl(1).

       --fast 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.

       --raw  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.

              Controls where the files are stored.

              The default template is '${feedtitle}/${itemtitle}${extension}'

              The available variables in the template include these that are
              information about the feed: feedtitle, feedauthor

              And these that are information about individual items in the feed:
              itemtitle, itemauthor, itemsummary, itemdescription, itemrights,

              Also, title is itemtitle but falls back to feedtitle if the item
              has no title, and author is itemauthor but falls back to

              (All of the above are also added as metadata when
              annex.genmetadata is set.)

              The extension variable is the extension of the file in the feed,
              or sometimes ".m" if no extension can be determined.

              The template also has some variables for when an item was

              itempubyear (YYYY), itempubmonth (MM), itempubday (DD),
              itempubhour (HH), itempubminute (MM), itempubsecond (SS),
              itempubdate (YYYY-MM-DD or if the feed's date cannot be parsed,
              the raw value from the feed).

              (These use the UTC time zone, not the local time zone.)

              By default, gitignores are honored and it will refuse to download
              an url to a file that would be ignored. This makes such files be
              added despite any ignores.



       Joey Hess <>