(Sorry about the title; I was trying to work within the character limit.)

When invoking git-annex metadata --batch --json --json-error-messages, if an error occurs in response to some input — say, because the name of a nonexistent file was supplied (or, in my case, because the name of a file downloaded milliseconds ago in a parallel addurl process was supplied) — then git-annex metadata will output "git-annex: not an annexed file: {filepath}" to standard error and immediately exit. Not only is this in contrast to what it seems --json-error-messages should do, but the "exiting immediately" bit is in contrast to my understanding of how batch mode is supposed to work. Surely this should be fixed?

fixed --Joey