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git-annex-drop - remove content of files from repository

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NAME

git-annex-drop - remove content of files from repository

SYNOPSIS

git annex drop [path ...]

DESCRIPTION

Drops the content of annexed files from this repository, when possible.
git-annex will refuse to drop content if it cannot verify it is safe to do so.

OPTIONS

--from=remote
Rather than dropping the content of files in the local repository, this option can specify a remote from which the files' contents should be removed.
--auto
Rather than trying to drop all specified files, drop only files that are not preferred content of the repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)
--force
Use this option with care! It bypasses safety checks, and forces git-annex to delete the content of the specified files, even from the last repository that is storing their content. Data loss can result from using this option.
--all
Rather than specifying a filename or path to drop, this option can be used to drop all available versions of all files.
This is the default behavior when running git-annex drop in a bare repository.
Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.
--branch=ref
Drop files in the specified branch or treeish.
Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.
--unused
Drop files found by last run of git-annex unused.
Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.
--key=keyname
Use this option to drop a specified key.
Note that this bypasses checking the .gitattributes annex.numcopies setting.
file matching options
The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to drop.
--jobs=N -JN
Runs multiple drop jobs in parallel. This is particularly useful when git-annex has to contact remotes to check if it can drop files. For example: -J4
--batch
Enables batch mode, in which lines containing names of files to drop are read from stdin.
--json
Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.

SEE ALSO

git-annex(1)
git-annex-get(1)
git-annex-move(1)
git-annex-copy(1)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>
Debian Sid