git-annex-drop(1) remove content of files from repository


git annex drop [path ...]


Drops the content of annexed files from this repository, when possible.

git-annex will refuse to drop content if it cannot verify it is safe to do so.


Rather than dropping the content of files in the local repository, this option can specify a remote from which the files' contents should be removed.
Rather than trying to drop all specified files, drop only files that are not preferred content of the repository. See git-annex-preferred-content(1)
Use this option with care! It bypasses safety checks, and forces git-annex to delete the content of the specified files, even from the last repository that is storing their content. Data loss can result from using this option.
Rather than specifying a filename or path to drop, this option can be used to drop all available versions of all files.
This is the default behavior when running git-annex drop in a bare repository.
Drop files found by last run of git-annex unused.
Use this option to drop a specified key.
file matching options
The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to drop.
--jobs=N -JN
Runs multiple drop jobs in parallel. This is particularly useful when git-annex has to contact remotes to check if it can drop files. For example: -J4


Joey Hess <[email protected]>