a 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. Usually this involves verifying that the content is stored in some other repository.

Content that is required to be stored in the repository will not be dropped even if enough copies exist elsewhere. See git-annex-required(1).

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 -A

    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 and required content settings.

  • --branch=ref

    Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting and required content settings.

  • --unused

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

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting and required content settings.

  • --key=keyname

    Use this option to drop a specified key.

    Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting and required content settings.

  • 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

    Setting this to "cpus" will run one job per CPU core.

  • --batch

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

    As each specified file is processed, the usual output is displayed. If a file's content is not present, or it does not match specified matching options, or it is not an annexed file, a blank line is output in response instead.

  • -z

    Makes the --batch input be delimited by nulls instead of the usual newlines.

  • --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-error-messages

    Messages that would normally be output to standard error are included in the json instead.

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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