Removing git-annex Repo

Joey Hess joey at
Fri Dec 2 21:59:59 CET 2011

Joey Hess wrote:
> Klaus Ethgen wrote:
> > is there a other way than "git checkout git-annex; sed -i -e
> > '/<hash>/d' **/*(.); git commit -a; git checkout master" to remove a
> > repository completely from annex knowledge?
> Well, that doesn't actually work; if you do that and then pull a
> independantly changed git-annex branch from a remote, the
> auto-union-merge will then add back all the lines you removed.
> Marking the repository untrusted is the usual way.

With that said, the next release of git-annex will allow "git annex dead"
to be used to indicate a repo is gone. The info will still
be there in git, but it will avoid talking about this painful loss. :)

see shy jo
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