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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 -A
              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.

              As each specified file is processed, the usual output is  displayed.  If  a  file's
              content  is  not present, or it does not match specified matching options, or it is
              not an annexed file, a blank line is output in response instead.

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

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

       --json-error-messages
              Messages  that  would normally be output to standard error are included in the json
              instead.

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-get(1)

       git-annex-move(1)

       git-annex-copy(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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