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       git-annex-import - move and add files from outside git working copy


       git annex import [path ...]


       Moves  files  from  somewhere  outside  the  git working copy, and adds them to the annex.
       Individual files to import can be specified.  If a  directory  is  specified,  the  entire
       directory is imported.

        git annex import /media/camera/DCIM/*

       When  importing  files,  there's  a possibility of importing a duplicate of a file that is
       already known to git-annex -- its content  is  either  present  in  the  local  repository
       already,  or  git-annex knows of another repository that contains it, or it was present in
       the annex before but has been removed now.

       By default, importing a duplicate of a known file will result  in  a  new  filename  being
       added  to  the repository, so the duplicate file is present in the repository twice. (With
       all checksumming backends, including the default SHA256E, only one copy of the  data  will
       be stored.)

       Several options can be used to adjust handling of duplicate files.



              Do not delete files from the import location.

              Running  with  this  option repeatedly can import the same files into different git
              repositories, or branches, or different locations in a git repository.

              Only import files that are not duplicates; duplicate files will be deleted from the
              import location.

              Only  import  files  that  are  not  duplicates. Avoids deleting any files from the
              import location.

              Does not import any files, but any files found in  the  import  location  that  are
              duplicates are deleted.

              Imports files that are not duplicates. Files that are duplicates have their content
              reinjected into the annex (similar to git-annex-reinject(1)).

              Allow existing files to be overwritten by newly imported files.

              Also, causes .gitignore to not take effect when adding files.

       file matching options
              Many of the git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to import.

                   git annex import /dir --include='*.png'

       --jobs=N -JN
              Imports multiple files in parallel. This may be faster.  For example: -J4

       --json Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that  use  git-annex.
              Each line of output is a JSON object.

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


       Note that using --deduplicate or --clean-duplicates with the WORM backend does not look at
       file content, but filename and mtime.

       If  annex.largefiles  is  configured, and does not match a file, git annex import will add
       the non-large file directly to the git repository, instead of to the annex.






       Joey Hess <>