git-annex whereis - lists repositories that have file content


git annex whereis [path ...]


Displays information about where the contents of files are located.

For example:

# git annex whereis
whereis my_cool_big_file (1 copy)
    0c443de8-e644-11df-acbf-f7cd7ca6210d  -- laptop
whereis other_file (3 copies)
    0c443de8-e644-11df-acbf-f7cd7ca6210d  -- laptop
    62b39bbe-4149-11e0-af01-bb89245a1e61  -- usb drive [here]
    7570b02e-15e9-11e0-adf0-9f3f94cb2eaa  -- backup drive

Note that this command does not contact remotes to verify if they still have the content of files. It only reports on the last information that was received from remotes.


  • file matching options

    The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to act on.

  • --key=keyname

    Show where a particular git-annex key is located.

  • --all -A

    Show whereis information for all known keys.

  • --branch=ref

    Show whereis information for files in the specified branch or treeish.

  • --unused

    Show whereis information for files found by last run of git-annex unused.

  • --batch

    Enables batch mode, in which a file is read in a line from stdin, its information displayed, and repeat.

    Note that if the file is not an annexed file, or does not match specified file matching options, an empty line will be output 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.






Joey Hess

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