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

       git-annex-whereis - lists repositories that have file content

       git annex whereis [path ...]

       Displays information about where the contents of files are located.

       For example:

        # git annex whereis
        whereis my_cool_big_file (1 copy)
            0c443de8-e644-11df-acbf-f7cd7ca6210d  -- laptop
        whereis other_file (3 copies)
            0c443de8-e644-11df-acbf-f7cd7ca6210d  -- laptop
            62b39bbe-4149-11e0-af01-bb89245a1e61  -- usb drive [here]
            7570b02e-15e9-11e0-adf0-9f3f94cb2eaa  -- backup drive

       Note that this command does not contact remotes to verify if they still
       have the content of files. It only reports on the last information that
       was received from remotes.

       file matching options

              The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to
              act on.

              Show where a particular git-annex key is located.

       --all -A
              Show whereis information for all known keys.

              Show whereis information for files in the specified branch or

              Show whereis information for files found by last run of git-annex

              Enables batch mode, in which a file is read in a line from stdin,
              its information displayed, and repeat.

              Note that if the file is not an annexed file, or does not match
              specified file matching options, an empty line will be output

       -z     Makes the --batch input be delimited by nulls instead of the usual

       --json Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that
              use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.

              Messages that would normally be output to standard error are
              included in the json instead.

              Use custom output formatting.

              The value is a format string, in which '${var}' is expanded to the
              value of a variable. To right-justify a variable with whitespace,
              use '${var;width}' ; to left-justify a variable, use
              '${var;-width}'; to escape unusual characters in a variable, use

              These variables are available for use in formats: file, key, uuid,
              url, backend, bytesize, humansize, keyname, hashdirlower,
              hashdirmixed, mtime (for the mtime field of a WORM key).

              Also, '\n' is a newline, '\000' is a NULL, etc.

              When the format contains the uuid variable, it will be expanded in
              turn for each repository that contains the file content. For
              example, with --format="${file} ${uuid}\n", output will look like:

               foo 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001
               foo a7f7ddd0-9a08-11ea-ab66-8358e4209d30
               bar a7f7ddd0-9a08-11ea-ab66-8358e4209d30

              The same applies when the url variable is used and a file has
              multiple recorded urls.




       Joey Hess <>