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       git-annex-config - configuration stored in git-annex branch


       git annex config --set name value

       git annex config --get name

       git annex config --unset name


       Set or get configuration settings stored in the git-annex branch.

       Unlike  git  config  settings, these settings can be seen in all clones of the repository,
       once they have gotten their git-annex branches in sync.


       git-annex does not check the git-annex branch for all settings.  Only a few make sense  to
       be able to set such that all clones of a repository see the setting, and so git-annex only
       looks for these:

       These settings can be overridden on a per-repository basis using git config.

              Set  to  false  to  prevent  the  git-annex  assistant  and  git-annex  sync   from
              automatically committing changes to files in the repository.

              Set  to  false  to  prevent  merge  conflicts  in  the  checked  out  branch  being
              automatically resolved by the git-annex assitant, git-annex sync, git-annex  merge,
              and the git-annex post-receive hook.

              Set to true to make git-annex sync default to syncing content.

              Set  to  true  to  indicate  that  the repository should only use cryptographically
              secure hashes (SHA2, SHA3) and not insecure hashes (MD5, SHA1) for content.

       When this is set, the contents of files using cryptographically insecure hashes  will  not
       be allowed to be added to the repository.

       Also,  git-annex  fsck  will  complain  about any files present in the repository that use
       insecure hashes.

       Note that this is only read from the git-annex branch by git annex init, and is copied  to
       the  corresponding  git  config setting.  So, changes to the value in the git-annex branch
       won't affect a repository once it has been initialized.


       Suppose you want to prevent git annex sync from committing changes to files, so  a  manual
       git commit workflow is used in all clones of the repository. Then run:

        git annex config --set annex.autocommit false

       If you want to override that in a partiticular clone, just use git config in the clone:

        git config annex.autocommit true

       And to get back to the default behavior:

        git annex config --unset annex.autocommit






       Joey Hess <>