git‐annex‐renameremote − changes name of a special remote

git annex renameremote name|uuid|desc newname

Changes the name that is used to enable a special remote.

     Normally the current name is used to identify the
special remote to rename, but its uuid or description can
also be used.

     This is especially useful when an old special remote
used a name, and now you want to use that name for a new
special remote. git annex initremote won’t let you create a
remote with a conflicting name, so rename the old remote

      git annex renameremote phone lost−phone
 git annex initremote phone ...

     This only updates the name that git‐annex has stored
for use by git annex enableremote. It does not update the
git config stanza for the special remote to use the new
name, but of course you can edit the git config if you want
to rename it there.




Joey Hess <>