git-annex sync - synchronize local repository with remotes
git annex sync
This command synchronizes the local repository with its remotes.
The sync process involves first committing any local changes to files
that have previously been added to the repository,
then fetching and merging the
synced/master and the
from the remote repositories, and finally pushing the changes back to
those branches on the remote repositories. You can use standard git
commands to do each of those steps by hand, or if you don't want to
worry about the details, you can use sync.
The content of annexed objects is not synced by default, but the --content option (see below) can make that also be synchronized.
Merge conflicts are automatically handled by sync. When two conflicting versions of a file have been committed, both will be added to the tree, under different filenames. For example, file "foo" would be replaced with "foo.somekey" and "foo.otherkey".
Note that syncing with a remote will not update the remote's working tree with changes made to the local repository. However, those changes are pushed to the remote, so they can be merged into its working tree by running "git annex sync" on the remote.
By default, all remotes are synced, except for remotes that have
remote.<name>.annex-syncset to false. By specifying the names of remotes (or remote groups), you can control which ones to sync with.
Only sync with the remotes with the lowest annex-cost value configured.
A commit is done by default (unless annex.autocommit is set to false).
Use --no-commit to avoid committing local changes.
Use this option to specify a commit message.
By default, git pulls from remotes. Use --no-pull to disable all pulling.
remote.<name>.annex-syncare set to false, pulling is disabled for those remotes, and using
--pullwill not enable it.
By default, git pushes changes to remotes. Use --no-push to disable all pushing.
remote.<name>.annex-syncare set to false, or
remote.<name>.annex-readonlyis set to true, pushing is disabled for those remotes, and using
--pushwill not enable it.
Normally, syncing does not transfer the contents of annexed files. The --content option causes the content of files in the work tree to also be uploaded and downloaded as necessary.
annex.synccontentconfiguration can be set to true to make content be synced by default.
Normally this tries to get each annexed file in the work tree that the local repository does not yet have, and then copies each file in the work tree to every remote that it is syncing with. This behavior can be overridden by configuring the preferred content of a repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1).
While --content operates on all annexed files in the work tree, --content-of allows limiting the transferred files to ones in a given location.
This option can be repeated multiple times with different paths.
This option, when combined with
--content, makes all available versions of all files be synced, when preferred content settings allow.
Note that preferred content settings that use
exclude=will only match the version of files currently in the work tree, but not past versions of files.
Enables parallel syncing with up to the specified number of jobs running at once. For example:
When there are multiple git remotes, pushes will be made to them in parallel. Pulls are not done in parallel because that tends to be less efficient. When --content is synced, the files are processed in parallel as well.
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