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       git-annex-add - adds files to the git annex


       git annex add [path ...]


       Adds  the  specified  files  to  the annex. If a directory is specified, acts on all files
       inside the directory and its subdirectories.  If no path is specified, adds files from the
       current directory and below.

       Files  that  are  already  checked  into  git  and  are  unmodified,  or that git has been
       configured to ignore will be silently skipped.

       If annex.largefiles is configured, and does not match a file, git annex  add  will  behave
       the  same as git add and add the non-large file directly to the git repository, instead of
       to the annex.  (By default dotfiles are assumed to not be large, and are added directly to
       git,  but annex.dotfiles can be configured to annex those too.)  See the git-annex manpage
       for documentation of these and other configuration settings.

       Large files are added to the annex in locked form, which prevents further modification  of
       their  content unless unlocked by git-annex-unlock(1).  (This is not the case however when
       a repository is in a filesystem not supporting symlinks.)

       This command can also be used to add symbolic links, both symlinks to annexed content, and
       other symlinks.


        # git annex add foo bar
        add foo ok
        add bar ok
        # git commit -m added



              Add gitignored files.

              Treat  all  files  as  large  files,  ignoring  annex.largefiles and annex.dotfiles
              configuration, and add to the annex.

              Treat all files as small files, ignoring annex.largefiles  and  annex.dotfiles  and
              annex.addsmallfiles configuration, and add to git.

              Specifies which key-value backend to use.

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

              For example: --largerthan=1GB

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

              Setting this to "cpus" will run one job per CPU core.

       --update -u
              Like  git  add  --update,  this  does not add new files, but any updates to tracked
              files will be added to the index.

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

              Include progress objects in JSON output.

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

              Enables batch mode, in which a file to add is read in a line from stdin,  the  file
              is added, and repeat.

              Note  that  if  a  file  is skipped (due to not existing, being gitignored, already
              being in git, or doesn't meet the matching options), an empty line will  be  output
              instead of the normal output produced when adding a file.

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










       Joey Hess <>