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NAME

       git-annex-matching-options - specifying files to act on

DESCRIPTION

       Many git-annex commands support using these options to specify which files they act on.

       Arbitrarily complicated expressions can be built using these options.  For example:

        --include='*.mp3' --and -( --in=usbdrive --or --in=archive -)

       The above example makes git-annex work on only mp3 files that are present in either of two
       repositories.

OPTIONS

       --exclude=glob

              Skips files matching the glob pattern. The glob is matched relative to the  current
              directory. For example:

               --exclude='*.mp3' --exclude='subdir/*'

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or --unused.

       --include=glob
              Skips  files  not  matching  the  glob  pattern.   (Same  as --not --exclude.)  For
              example, to include only mp3 and ogg files:

               --include='*.mp3' --or --include='*.ogg'

              Note that this will not skip anything when using --all or --unused.

       --in=repository
              Matches only files that  git-annex  believes  have  their  contents  present  in  a
              repository.  Note that it does not check the repository to verify that it still has
              the content.

              The repository should be specified using the name of a configured  remote,  or  the
              UUID or description of a repository. For the current repository, use --in=here

       --in=repository@{date}
              Matches  files  currently  in  the  work  tree  whose  content  was  present in the
              repository on the given date.

              The date is specified in the same syntax documented in gitrevisions(7).  Note  that
              this uses the reflog, so dates far in the past cannot be queried.

              For  example,  you  might  need to run git annex drop . to temporarily free up disk
              space. The next day, you can get back the files you dropped using git annex  get  .
              --in=here@{yesterday}

       --copies=number
              Matches  only files that git-annex believes to have the specified number of copies,
              or more. Note that it does not check remotes to verify that the copies still exist.

       --copies=trustlevel:number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes have the specified number of copies,  on
              remotes with the specified trust level. For example, --copies=trusted:2

              To  match  any  trust level at or higher than a given level, use 'trustlevel+'. For
              example, --copies=semitrusted+:2

       --copies=groupname:number
              Matches only files that git-annex believes have the specified number of copies,  on
              remotes in the specified group. For example, --copies=archive:2

       --lackingcopies=number
              Matches  only  files  that  git-annex  believes  need  the specified number or more
              additional copies to be made in order to satisfy their numcopies settings.

       --approxlackingcopies=number
              Like lackingcopies, but does not look at .gitattributes  annex.numcopies  settings.
              This makes it significantly faster.

       --inbackend=name
              Matches only files whose content is stored using the specified key-value backend.

       --securehash
              Matches  only  files  whose  content  is  hashed  using  a cryptographically secure
              function.

       --inallgroup=groupname
              Matches only files that git-annex believes are present in all repositories  in  the
              specified group.

       --smallerthan=size

       --largerthan=size
              Matches  only  files  whose  content  is smaller than, or larger than the specified
              size.

              The size can be specified with any commonly used units, for example,  "0.5  gb"  or
              "100 KiloBytes"

       --metadata field=glob
              Matches  only  files  that have a metadata field attached with a value that matches
              the glob. The values of metadata fields are matched case insensitively.

       --metadata field<number / --metadata field>number

       --metadata field<=number / --metadata field>=number
              Matches only files that have a metadata field attached  with  a  value  that  is  a
              number and is less than or greater than the specified number.

              (Note  that  you  will  need to quote the second parameter to avoid the shell doing
              redirection.)

       --want-get
              Matches files that the preferred content settings for the repository make  it  want
              to  get.  Note  that  this  will  match even files that are already present, unless
              limited with e.g., --not --in .

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or --unused.

       --want-drop
              Matches files that the preferred content settings for the repository make  it  want
              to  drop.  Note  that  this  will  match even files that have already been dropped,
              unless limited with e.g., --in .

              Note that this will not match anything when using --all or --unused.

       --accessedwithin=interval
              Matches files that were accessed recently, within the specified time interval.

              The interval can be in the form "5m" or "1h" or "2d" or "1y", or a combination such
              as "1h5m".

              So  for  example,  --accessedwithin=1d matches files that have been accessed within
              the past day.

              If the OS or filesystem does not support access times,  this  will  not  match  any
              files.

       --not  Inverts  the next matching option. For example, to only act on files with less than
              3 copies, use --not --copies=3

       --and  Requires that both the previous and the next matching option matches.  The default.

       --or   Requires that either the previous, or the next matching option matches.

       -(     Opens a group of matching options.

       -)     Closes a group of matching options.

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

                                                                    git-annex-matching-options(1)