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

       git-annex-reinject - inject content of file back into annex

       git annex reinject [src dest]

       git annex reinject --known [src]

       Moves the content of the src file or files into the annex.  Only known
       file contents will be reinjected. Any unknown src files will be left

       This can be useful if you have obtained the content of a file from
       elsewhere and want to put it in the local annex. For example, if a file's
       content has been lost and you have a backup, you can restore the backup
       and reinject it into your local repository.

       There are two ways to use this command. Specifying a src file and the
       name of a dest file (located inside the repository's working tree)
       injects the src file as the content of the dest file.

        git annex reinject /tmp/foo.iso foo.iso

       Or the --known option can be used to reinject all known src files,
       without needing to specify the dest file.

        git annex reinject --known /tmp/*.iso


              With this option, each specified src file is hashed using the
              default key-value backend (or the one specified with --backend),
              and if git-annex has a record of the resulting key having been in
              the annex before, the content is reinjected.

              Note that, when using a key-value backend that includes the
              filename extension in the key, this will only work if the src
              files have the same extensions as the files with the same content
              that was originally added to git-annex.

              Note that this will reinject old versions of files that have been
              modified or deleted from the current git branch.  Use git-
              annex-unused(1) to detect when such old and potentially unused
              files have been reinjected.

              Specify the key-value backend to use when checking if a file is
              known with the --known option.





       Joey Hess <>