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       git-annex-addurl - add urls to annex


       git annex addurl [url ...]


       Downloads each url to its own file, which is added to the annex.

       When  youtube-dl is installed, it can be used to check for a video embedded in  a web page
       at the url, and that is added to the annex instead.  (However, this is disabled by default
       as     it     can     be     a     security    risk.     See    the    documentation    of in git-annex(1) for details.)

       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



              Avoid immediately downloading the url. The url  is  still  checked  (via  HEAD)  to
              verify that it exists, and to get its size if possible.

              Don't  immediately  download  the  url,  and  avoid  storing  the size of the url's
              content. This makes git-annex accept whatever content is there at a future point.

              This is the fastest option, but it still has to access the network to check if  the
              url  contains  embedded  media.  When adding large numbers of urls, using --relaxed
              --raw is much faster.

       --raw  Prevent special handling of urls  by  youtube-dl,  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  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 file.

       --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.

       -z     Makes the --batch input be delimited by nulls instead of the usual newlines.

              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

       --json 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.

              Messages that would normally be output to standard error are included in  the  json


       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 <>