git-annex-required(1) get or set required content expression


git annex required repository [expression]


When run with an expression, configures the content that is required to be held in the archive.

For example:

 git annex required . "include=*.mp3 or include=*.ogg"

Without an expression, displays the current required content setting of the repository.

While git-annex-wanted is just a preference, git-annex-required designates content that should really not be removed. For example a file that is wanted can be removed with git annex drop, but if that file is required, it would need to be removed with git annex drop --force.


The required command was added in git-annex 5.20150420.


Joey Hess <[email protected]>