git-annex-lock(1) General Commands Manual git-annex-lock(1)

git-annex-lock - lock files to prevent modification

git annex lock [path ...]

Lock the specified annexed files, to prevent them from being modified. When no files are specified, all annexed files in the current directory are locked.

Locking a file changes how it is stored in the git repository (from a pointer file to a symlink), so this command will make a change that you can commit.

file matching options
The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to lock.
Enable JSON output. This is intended to be parsed by programs that use git-annex. Each line of output is a JSON object.
Messages that would normally be output to standard error are included in the json instead.




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