git-annex copy - copy content of files to/from another repository


git annex copy [path ...] [--from=remote|--to=remote]


Copies the content of files from or to another remote.


  • --from=remote

    Use this option to copy the content of files from the specified remote to the local repository.

    Any files that are not available on the remote will be silently skipped.

  • --to=remote

    Use this option to copy the content of files from the local repository to the specified remote.

  • --jobs=N -JN

    Enables parallel transfers with up to the specified number of jobs running at once. For example: -J10

  • --auto

    Rather than copying all files, only copy files that don't yet have the desired number of copies, or that are preferred content of the destination repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)

  • --fast

    Avoid contacting the remote to check if it has every file when copying --to it.

  • --force

    Force checking the remote for every file when copying --from it.

  • --all

    Rather than specifying a filename or path to copy, this option can be used to copy all available versions of all files.

    This is the default behavior when running git-annex in a bare repository.

  • --branch=ref

    Operate on files in the specified branch or treeish.

  • --unused

    Operate on files found by last run of git-annex unused.

  • --failed

    Operate on files that have recently failed to be transferred.

  • --key=keyname

    Use this option to move a specified key.

  • file matching options

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

  • --json

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

  • --json-progress

    Include progress objects in JSON output.







Joey Hess

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