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       git-annex-addurl - add urls to annex


       git annex addurl [url ...]


       Downloads each url to its own file, which is added to the annex.

       When  youtube-dl is installed, it can be used to check for a video embedded in  a web page
       at the url, and that is added to the annex instead.  (However, this is disabled by default
       as     it     can     be     a     security    risk.     See    the    documentation    of in git-annex(1) for details.)

       Special remotes can add other special  handling  of  particular  urls.  For  example,  the
       bittorrent  special  remotes makes urls to torrent files (including magnet links) download
       the content of the torrent, using aria2c.

       Normally   the   filename   is   based   on   the   full   url,   so   will   look    like
       "www.example.com_dir_subdir_bigfile".  In  some  cases,  addurl  is able to come up with a
       better filename based on other information.  Options  can  also  be  used  to  get  better



              Avoid  immediately  downloading  the  url.  The  url is still checked (via HEAD) to
              verify that it exists, and to get its size if possible.

              Don't immediately download the url,  and  avoid  storing  the  size  of  the  url's
              content. This makes git-annex accept whatever content is there at a future point.

              This  is the fastest option, but it still has to access the network to check if the
              url contains embedded media. When adding large numbers  of  urls,  using  --relaxed
              --raw is much faster.

       --raw  Prevent  special  handling  of  urls  by  youtube-dl, bittorrent, and other special
              remotes. This will for example, make addurl download the .torrent file and not  the
              contents it points to.

              Use  with  a  filename that does not yet exist to add a new file with the specified
              name and the content downloaded from the url.

              If the file already exists, addurl will record that it can be downloaded  from  the
              specified url(s).

              When  the  web server (or torrent, etc) provides a filename, use it as-is, avoiding
              sanitizing  unusual  characters,  or  truncating  it  to  length,  or   any   other

              git-annex  will  still  check  the  filename  for safety, and if the filename has a
              security problem such as path traversal or an escape sequence, it  will  refuse  to
              add it.

              Rather  than  basing  the  filename  on  the  whole  url,  this causes a path to be
              constructed, starting at the specified depth within the path of the url.

              For  example,  adding  the   url   with
              --pathdepth=1   will   use   "dir/subdir/bigfile",  while  --pathdepth=3  will  use

              It can also be negative; --pathdepth=-2 will use the last two parts of the url.

       --prefix=foo --suffix=bar
              Use to adjust the filenames that are created by addurl. For example,  --suffix=.mp3
              can be used to add an extension to the file.

              By  default, gitignores are honored and it will refuse to download an url to a file
              that would be ignored. This makes such files be added despite any ignores.

       --jobs=N -JN
              Enables parallel downloads when multiple urls are being added.  For example: -J4

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

              Enables batch mode, in which lines containing urls to add are read from stdin.

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

              When batch mode is enabled, makes it parse lines of the form: "$url $file"

              That adds the specified url to the specified file, downloading its content  if  the
              file does not yet exist; the same as git annex addurl $url --file $file

       --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


       If  annex.largefiles  is  configured, and does not match a file, git annex addurl will add
       the non-large file directly to the git repository, instead of to the annex. However,  this
       is not done when --fast or --relaxed is used.







       Joey Hess <>