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NAME

       git-annex-view - enter a view branch

SYNOPSIS

       git annex view [tag ...] [field=value ...] [field=glob ...] [!tag ...] [field!=value ...]

DESCRIPTION

       Uses  metadata  to  build a view branch of the files in the current branch, and checks out
       the view branch. Only files in the current branch whose metadata matches all the specified
       field values and tags will be shown in the view.

       Multiple  values for a metadata field can be specified, either by using a glob (field="*")
       or by listing each wanted value. The resulting  view  will  put  files  in  subdirectories
       according to the value of their fields.

       Once  within such a view, you can make additional directories, and copy or move files into
       them. When you commit, the metadata  will  be  updated  to  correspond  to  your  changes.
       Deleting files and committing also updates the metadata.

       There  are  fields corresponding to the path to the file. So a file "foo/bar/baz/file" has
       fields "/=foo", "foo/=bar", and "foo/bar/=baz".  These location fields  can  be  used  the
       same as other metadata to construct the view.

       For  example,  /=foo  will  only  include  files from the foo directory in the view, while
       foo/=* will preserve the subdirectories of the foo directory in the view.

       To enter a view containing only files that lack a given metadata  field  or  tag,  specify
       field!=value  or  !tag.  Globs  can  also  be  used  here, so field!="*" will enter a view
       containing only files that do not have the field set to any value.

SEE ALSO

       git-annex(1)

       git-annex-metadata(1)

       git-annex-vpop(1)

       git-annex-vfilter(1)

       git-annex-vadd(1)

       git-annex-vcycle(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

                                                                                git-annex-view(1)