Often you will want to move some file contents from a repository to some
other one. For example, your laptop's disk is getting full; time to move
some files to an external disk before moving another file from a file
server to your laptop. Doing that by hand (by using
git annex get and
git annex drop) is possible, but a bit of a pain.
git annex move
makes it very easy.
# git annex move my_cool_big_file --to usbdrive move my_cool_big_file (to usbdrive...) ok # git annex move video/hackity_hack_and_kaxxt.mov --from fileserver move video/hackity_hack_and_kaxxt.mov (from fileserver...) SHA256-s86050597--6ae2688bc533437766a48aa19f2c06be14d1bab9c70b468af445d4f07b65f41e 100% 82MB 199.1KB/s 07:02 ok