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       git-annex-numcopies - configure desired number of copies


       git annex numcopies N


       Tells  git-annex  how  many copies it should preserve of files, over all repositories. The
       default is 1.

       Run without a number to get the current value.

       This configuration is stored in the git-annex branch, so it will be seen by all clones  of
       the repository. It can be overridden on a per-file basis by the annex.numcopies setting in
       .gitattributes files, or can be overridden temporarily with the --numcopies option.

       When git-annex is asked to drop a file, it first verifies that the number of copies can be
       satisfied among all the other repositories that have a copy of the file.

       In  unusual  situations,  involving  special  remotes  that  do  not  support locking, and
       concurrent drops of the same content from multiple repositories, git-annex may violate the
       numcopies  setting.  It  still  guarantees  at  least  1  copy  is  preserved. This can be
       configured by using git-annex-mincopies(1)


       git-annex(1) git-annex-mincopies(1)


       Joey Hess <>