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NAME

       git-annex-inprogress - access files while they're being downloaded

SYNOPSIS

       git annex inprogress [path ...]

DESCRIPTION

       This  command  allows  accessing  the  content  of an annexed file while it is still being
       downloaded. It outputs to standard output the name of the temporary  file  that  is  being
       used to download the specified annexed file.

       This  can  sometimes  be  used  to  stream  a  file before it's been fully downloaded, for
       example:

        git annex get video.mpeg &
        vlc $(git annex inprogress video.mpeg)

       Of course if the file is downloading too slowly, the media player will reach the  end  too
       soon  and  not show the whole thing. And of course, only some file formats can be usefully
       streamed in this way.

OPTIONS

       [path ..]

              The files or directories whose partially downloaded content you want to access.

              Note that, when no path is specified, it defaults  to  all  files  in  the  current
              working  directory,  and  subdirectories,  which can take a while to traverse. It's
              most efficient to specify a the file you are interested in, or to use --all

       --all -A
              Rather than specifying a filename or path, this option can be used  to  access  all
              files that are currently being downloaded.

       file matching options
              The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to access.

EXIT STATUS

       If  any of the requested files are not currently being downloaded, the exit status will be
       1.

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-get(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

                                                                          git-annex-inprogress(1)