NAME

git-annex drop - remove content of files from repository

SYNOPSIS

git annex drop [path ...]

DESCRIPTION

Drops the content of annexed files from this repository, when possible.

git-annex will refuse to drop content if it cannot verify it is safe to do so.

OPTIONS

  • --from=remote

    Rather than dropping the content of files in the local repository, this option can specify a remote from which the files' contents should be removed.

  • --auto

    Rather than trying to drop all specified files, drop only files that are not preferred content of the repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)

  • --force

    Use this option with care! It bypasses safety checks, and forces git-annex to delete the content of the specified files, even from the last repository that is storing their content. Data loss can result from using this option.

  • --all

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

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

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

  • --branch=ref

    Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

  • --unused

    Drop files found by last run of git-annex unused.

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

  • --key=keyname

    Use this option to drop a specified key.

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.

  • file matching options

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

  • --jobs=N -JN

    Runs multiple drop jobs in parallel. This is particularly useful when git-annex has to contact remotes to check if it can drop files. For example: -J4

  • --batch

    Enables batch mode, in which lines containing names of files to drop are read from stdin.

  • --json

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

SEE ALSO

git-annex(1)

git-annex-get(1)

git-annex-move(1)

git-annex-copy(1)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess id@joeyh.name

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