git-annex info - information about an item or the repository


git annex info [directory|file|treeish|remote|description|uuid ...]


Displays statistics and other information for the specified item, which can be a directory, or a file, or a treeish, or a remote, or the description or uuid of a repository.

When no item is specified, displays statistics and information for the local repository and all known annexed files.


  • --fast

    Only show the data that can be gathered quickly.

  • --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.

  • --bytes

    Show file sizes in bytes, disabling the default nicer units.

  • --batch

    Enable batch mode, in which a line containing an item is read from stdin, the information about it is output to stdout, and repeat.

  • -z

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

  • file matching options

    When a directory is specified, the git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to select the files in the directory that are included in the statistics.


Suppose you want to run "git annex get .", but would first like to see how much disk space that will use. Then run:

git annex info --fast . --not --in here




Joey Hess

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