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       git-annex-reinject - inject content of file back into annex


       git annex reinject [src dest]

       git annex reinject --known [src]


       Moves  the content of the src file or files into the annex.  Only known file contents will
       be reinjected. Any unknown src files will be left unchanged.

       This can be useful if you have obtained the content of a file from elsewhere and  want  to
       put  it  in the local annex. For example, if a file's content has been lost and you have a
       backup, you can restore the backup and reinject it into your local repository.

       There are two ways to use this command. Specifying a src file and the name of a dest  file
       (located  inside the repository's working tree) injects the src file as the content of the
       dest file.

        git annex reinject /tmp/foo.iso foo.iso

       Or the --known option can be used to reinject all known  src  files,  without  needing  to
       specify the dest file.

        git annex reinject --known /tmp/*.iso



              With  this  option,  each  specified src file is hashed using the default key-value
              backend (or the one specified with --backend), and if git-annex has a record of the
              resulting key having been in the annex before, the content is reinjected.

              Note  that,  when using a key-value backend that includes the filename extension in
              the key, this will only work if the src files have the same extensions as the files
              with the same content that was originally added to git-annex.

              Note  that  this  will  reinject  old  versions of files that have been modified or
              deleted from the current git branch.  Use git-annex-unused(1) to detect  when  such
              old and potentially unused files have been reinjected.

              Specify  the  key-value  backend  to  use when checking if a file is known with the
              --known option.







       Joey Hess <>