git-annex mincopies - configure minimum number of copies


git annex mincopies N


Tells git-annex how many copies it is required to preserve of files, over all repositories. The default is 1.

Run without a number to get the current value.

This configuration is stored in the git-annex branch, so it will be seen by all clones of the repository. It can be overridden on a per-file basis by the annex.mincopies setting in .gitattributes files, or can be overridden temporarily with the --mincopies option.

This supplements the git-annex-numcopies(1) setting. In unusual situations, involving special remotes that do not support locking, and concurrent drops of the same content from multiple repositories, git-annex may violate the numcopies setting. In these unusual situations, git-annex ensures that the number of copies never goes below mincopies.


git-annex(1) git-annex-numcopies(1)


Joey Hess

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