|git-annex-renameremote(1)||General Commands Manual||git-annex-renameremote(1)|
Normally the current name is used to identify the special remote to rename, but its uuid or description can also be used.
This is especially useful when an old special remote used a name, and now you want to use that name for a new special remote. git annex initremote won't let you create a remote with a conflicting name, so rename the old remote first.
git annex renameremote phone lost-phone git annex initremote phone ...
This only updates the name that git-annex has stored for use by git annex enableremote. It does not update the git config stanza for the special remote to use the new name, but of course you can edit the git config if you want to rename it there.