git-annex-addurl - add urls to annex
git annex addurl [url ...]
Downloads each url to its own file, which is added to the annex.
is installed, urls are automatically tested to see if they
point to a video hosting site, and the video is downloaded instead.
Urls to torrent files (including magnet links) will cause the content of the
torrent to be downloaded, using aria2c
Normally the filename is based on the full url, so will look like
"www.example.com_dir_subdir_bigfile". In some cases, addurl is able
to come up with a better filename based on other information. Options can also
be used to get better filenames.
- Avoid immediately downloading the url. The url is still
checked (via HEAD) to verify that it exists, and to get its size if
- Avoid storing the size of the url's content, and accept
whatever content is there at a future point. (Implies --fast.)
- Prevent special handling of urls by quvi, bittorrent, and
other special remotes. This will for example, make addurl download the
.torrent file and not the contents it points to.
- Use with a filename that does not yet exist to add a new
file with the specified name and the content downloaded from the url.
- If the file already exists, addurl will record that it can
be downloaded from the specified url(s).
- Rather than basing the filename on the whole url, this
causes a path to be constructed, starting at the specified depth within
the path of the url.
- For example, adding the url
http://www.example.com/dir/subdir/bigfile with --pathdepth=1 will
use "dir/subdir/bigfile", while --pathdepth=3 will use
- It can also be negative; --pathdepth=-2 will use the
last two parts of the url.
- --prefix=foo --suffix=bar
- Use to adjust the filenames that are created by addurl. For
example, --suffix=.mp3 can be used to add an extension to the
- --jobs=N -JN
- Enables parallel downloads when multiple urls are being
added. For example: -J4
- Enables batch mode, in which lines containing urls to add
are read from stdin.
- When batch mode is enabled, makes it parse lines of the
form: "$url $file"
- That adds the specified url to the specified file,
downloading its content if the file does not yet exist; the same as git
annex addurl $url --file $file
- Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by
programs that use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.
- Include progress objects in JSON output.
If annex.largefiles is configured, and does not match a file, git annex addurl
will add the non-large file directly to the git repository, instead of to the
annex. However, this is not done when --fast or --relaxed is used.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>