git-annex-matching-options

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NAME
       git-annex-matching-options - specifying files to act on

DESCRIPTION
       Many git-annex commands support using these options to specify which
       files they act on.

       Arbitrarily complicated expressions can be built using these options.
       For example:

        --include='*.mp3' --and -( --in=usbdrive --or --in=archive -)

       The above example makes git-annex work on only mp3 files that are
       present in either of two repositories.

OPTIONS
       --exclude=glob

              Skips files matching the glob pattern. The glob is matched
              relative to the current directory. For example:

               --exclude='*.mp3' --exclude='subdir/*'

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or
              --unused.

       --include=glob
              Skips files not matching the glob pattern.  (Same as --not
              --exclude.)  For example, to include only mp3 and ogg files:

               --include='*.mp3' --or --include='*.ogg'

              Note that this will not skip anything when using --all or
              --unused.

       --in=repository
              Matches only files that git-annex believes have their contents
              present in a repository. Note that it does not check the
              repository to verify that it still has the content.

              The repository should be specified using the name of a
              configured remote, or the UUID or description of a repository.
              For the current repository, use --in=here

       --in=repository@{date}
              Matches files currently in the work tree whose content was
              present in the repository on the given date.

              The date is specified in the same syntax documented in
              gitrevisions(7). Note that this uses the reflog, so dates far in
              the past cannot be queried.

              For example, you might need to run git annex drop . to
              temporarily free up disk space. The next day, you can get back
              the files you dropped using git annex get .
              --in=here@{yesterday}

       --copies=number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes to have the specified
              number of copies, or more. Note that it does not check remotes
              to verify that the copies still exist.

       --copies=trustlevel:number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes have the specified
              number of copies, on remotes with the specified trust level. For
              example, --copies=trusted:2

              To match any trust level at or higher than a given level, use
              'trustlevel+'. For example, --copies=semitrusted+:2

       --copies=groupname:number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes have the specified
              number of copies, on remotes in the specified group. For
              example, --copies=archive:2

       --lackingcopies=number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes need the specified
              number or more additional copies to be made in order to satisfy
              their numcopies settings.

       --approxlackingcopies=number
              Like lackingcopies, but does not look at .gitattributes
              annex.numcopies settings. This makes it significantly faster.

       --inbackend=name
              Matches only files whose content is stored using the specified
              key-value backend.

       --securehash
              Matches only files whose content is hashed using a
              cryptographically secure function.

       --inallgroup=groupname
              Matches only files that git-annex believes are present in all
              repositories in the specified group.

       --smallerthan=size

       --largerthan=size
              Matches only files whose content is smaller than, or larger than
              the specified size.

              The size can be specified with any commonly used units, for
              example, "0.5 gb" or "100 KiloBytes"

       --metadata field=glob
              Matches only files that have a metadata field attached with a
              value that matches the glob. The values of metadata fields are
              matched case insensitively.

       --metadata field<number / --metadata field>number

       --metadata field<=number / --metadata field>=number
              Matches only files that have a metadata field attached with a
              value that is a number and is less than or greater than the
              specified number.

              (Note that you will need to quote the second parameter to avoid
              the shell doing redirection.)

       --want-get
              Matches files that the preferred content settings for the
              repository make it want to get. Note that this will match even
              files that are already present, unless limited with e.g., --not
              --in .

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or
              --unused.

       --want-drop
              Matches files that the preferred content settings for the
              repository make it want to drop. Note that this will match even
              files that have already been dropped, unless limited with e.g.,
              --in .

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or
              --unused.

       --accessedwithin=interval
              Matches files that were accessed recently, within the specified
              time interval.

              The interval can be in the form "5m" or "1h" or "2d" or "1y", or
              a combination such as "1h5m".

              So for example, --accessedwithin=1d matches files that have been
              accessed within the past day.

              If the OS or filesystem does not support access times, this will
              not match any files.

       --unlocked
              Matches annexed files that are unlocked.

       --locked
              Matches annexed files that are locked.

       --mimetype=glob
              Looks up the MIME type of a file, and checks if the glob matches
              it.

              For example, --mimetype="text/*" will match many varieties of
              text files, including "text/plain", but also
              "text/x-shellscript", "text/x-makefile", etc.

              The MIME types are the same that are displayed by running file
              --mime-type

              If the file's annexed content is not present, the file will not
              match.

              This is only available to use when git-annex was built with the
              MagicMime build flag.

       --mimeencoding=glob
              Looks up the MIME encoding of a file, and checks if the glob
              matches it.

              For example, --mimeencoding=binary will match many kinds of
              binary files.

              The MIME encodings are the same that are displayed by running
              file --mime-encoding

              If the file's annexed content is not present, the file will not
              match.

              This is only available to use when git-annex was built with the
              MagicMime build flag.

       --not  Inverts the next matching option. For example, to only act on
              files with less than 3 copies, use --not --copies=3

       --and  Requires that both the previous and the next matching option
              matches.  The default.

       --or   Requires that either the previous, or the next matching option
              matches.

       -(     Opens a group of matching options.

       -)     Closes a group of matching options.

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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