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NAME

       git-annex-enableremote - enables git-annex to use a remote

SYNOPSIS

       git annex enableremote name|uuid|desc [param=value ...]

DESCRIPTION

       Enables use of an existing remote in the current repository.

       This  is often used to enable use of a special (non-git) remote, by a different repository
       than the one in which it was originally created with the initremote command.

       It can also be used to explicitly enable a git remote, so that  git-annex  can  store  the
       contents  of  files  there. First run git remote add, and then git annex enableremote with
       the name of the remote.

       When enabling a special remote, specify the same name used when originally  creating  that
       remote  with  git  annex  initremote. Run git annex enableremote without any name to get a
       list of special remote names. Or you can specify the uuid or description  of  the  special
       remote.

       Some  special remotes may need parameters to be specified every time they are enabled. For
       example, the directory special remote requires a directory= parameter every time.

       This command can also be used to modify the configuration of an existing  special  remote,
       by  specifying  new  values  for  parameters  that  are usually set when using initremote.
       (However, some settings such as the as the encryption scheme  cannot  be  changed  once  a
       special remote has been created.)

       The  GPG  keys that an encrypted special remote is encrypted with can be changed using the
       keyid+= and keyid-= parameters. These respectively add and  remove  keys  from  the  list.
       However,  note  that  removing  a  key  does  NOT necessarily prevent the key's owner from
       accessing data in the encrypted special remote (which is by design  impossible,  short  of
       deleting the remote).

       One use-case of keyid-= is to replace a revoked key with a new key:

        git annex enableremote mys3 keyid-=revokedkey keyid+=newkey

       Also,   note  that  for  encrypted  special  remotes  using  plain  public-key  encryption
       (encryption=pubkey), adding or removing a key has NO effect on  files  that  have  already
       been  copied  to  the  remote. Hence using keyid+= and keyid-= with such remotes should be
       used with care, and make little sense except in cases like the revoked key example above.

       If you get tired of manually enabling a special remote in each new  clone,  you  can  pass
       "autoenable=true". Then when git-annex-init(1) is run in a new clone, it will will attempt
       to enable the special remote. Of course, this works best when the special remote does  not
       need anything special to be done to get it enabled.

       (This  command  also can be used to enable a remote that git-annex has been prevented from
       using by the remote.<name>.annex-ignore setting.)

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-initremote(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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