git-annex lookupkey - looks up key used for file


git annex lookupkey [file ...]


This plumbing-level command looks up the key used for a file in the index. The key is output to stdout. If there is no key (because the file is not present in the index, or is not a git-annex managed file), nothing is output, and it exits nonzero.


  • --ref

    Rather than looking for the specified files in the index, interpet them as git refs. For example to find the key used for somefile in tag v1.0:

    git-annex lookupkey v1.0:somefile

  • --batch

    Enable batch mode, in which a line containing the filename is read from stdin, the key is output to stdout (with a trailing newline), and repeat.

    Note that if there is no key corresponding to the file, an empty line is output to stdout instead.

  • -z

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

  • Also the git-annex-common-options(1) can be used.




Joey Hess

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