NAME

git-annex reinit - initialize repository, reusing old UUID

SYNOPSIS

git annex reinit uuid|description

DESCRIPTION

Normally, initializing a repository generates a new, unique identifier (UUID) for that repository. Occasionally it may be useful to reuse a UUID -- for example, if a repository got deleted, and you're setting it back up.

Use this with caution; it can be confusing to have two existing repositories with the same UUID.

Make sure you run git annex fsck after changing the UUID of a repository to make sure location tracking information is recorded correctly.

Like git annex init, this attempts to enable any special remotes that are configured with autoenable=true.

SEE ALSO

git-annex(1)

git-annex-init(1)

git-annex-fsck(1)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess id@joeyh.name

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