git-annex adjust - enter an adjusted branch


git annex adjust --unlock|--fix|--hide-missing [--unlock|--fix]


Enters an adjusted form of the current branch. The annexed files will be treated differently. For example with --unlock all annexed files will be unlocked.

The adjusted branch will have a name like "adjusted/master(unlocked)". Since it's a regular git branch, you can use git checkout to switch back to the original branch at any time.

While in the adjusted branch, you can use git-annex and git commands as usual. Any commits that you make will initially only be made to the adjusted branch.

To propagate commits from the adjusted branch back to the original branch, and to other repositories, as well as to merge in changes from other repositories, run git annex sync.

Re-running this command with the same options while inside the adjusted branch will update the adjusted branch as necessary (eg for --hide-missing), and will also propagate commits back to the original branch.

This command can only be used in a v6 git-annex repository.


  • --unlock

    Unlock all annexed files in the adjusted branch. This allows annexed files to be modified.

  • --fix

    Fix the symlinks to annexed files to point to the local git annex object directory. This can be useful if a repository is checked out in an unusual way that prevents the symlinks committed to git from pointing at the annex objects.

  • --hide-missing

    Only include annexed files in the adjusted branch when their content is present.

    The adjusted branch is not immediately changed when content availability changes, so if you git annex drop files, they will become broken links in the usual way. And when files that were missing are copied into the repository from elsewhere, they won't immediatly become visible in the branch.

    To update the adjusted branch to reflect changes to content availability, run git annex adjust --hide-missing again.

    Despite missing files being hidden, git annex sync --content will still operate on them, and can be used to download missing files from remotes.

    This option can be combined with --unlock or --fix.







Joey Hess

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