The git-annex package

[Tags: gpl, program]

git-annex allows managing files with git, without checking the file contents into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when dealing with files larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due to limitations in memory, time, or disk space.

It can store large files in many places, from local hard drives, to a large number of cloud storage services, including S3, WebDAV, and rsync, with a dozen cloud storage providers usable via plugins. Files can be stored encrypted with gpg, so that the cloud storage provider cannot see your data. git-annex keeps track of where each file is stored, so it knows how many copies are available, and has many facilities to ensure your data is preserved.

git-annex can also be used to keep a folder in sync between computers, noticing when files are changed, and automatically committing them to git and transferring them to other computers. The git-annex webapp makes it easy to set up and use git-annex this way.


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Versions3.20110702, 3.20110702.2, 3.20110705, 3.20110707, 3.20110819, 3.20110902, 3.20110906, 3.20110915, 3.20110928, 3.20111011, 3.20111122, 3.20111203, 3.20111211, 3.20111231, 3.20120113, 3.20120115, 3.20120116, 3.20120123, 3.20120227, 3.20120229, 3.20120230, 3.20120309, 3.20120315, 3.20120405, 3.20120406, 3.20120418, 3.20120430, 3.20120511, 3.20120522, 3.20120605, 3.20120611, 3.20120614, 3.20120615, 3.20120624, 3.20120629, 3.20120721, 3.20120807, 3.20120825, 3.20120924, 3.20121001, 3.20121009, 3.20121010, 3.20121016, 3.20121017, 3.20121112, 3.20121126, 3.20121127, 3.20121127.1, 3.20121211, 3.20130102, 3.20130105, 3.20130107, 3.20130114, 3.20130124, 3.20130207, 3.20130216.1, 4.20130227, 4.20130314, 4.20130323, 4.20130405, 4.20130417, 4.20130501, 4.20130501.1, 4.20130516, 4.20130521, 4.20130521.1, 4.20130521.2, 4.20130601, 4.20130627, 4.20130709, 4.20130723, 4.20130802, 4.20130815, 4.20130827, 4.20130909, 4.20130920, 4.20130927, 4.20131002, 4.20131024, 4.20131101, 4.20131106, 5.20131118, 5.20131120, 5.20131127, 5.20131130, 5.20131213, 5.20131221, 5.20131230, 5.20140107, 5.20140108, 5.20140116, 5.20140127, 5.20140129, 5.20140210, 5.20140221, 5.20140227, 5.20140306, 5.20140320, 5.20140402, 5.20140405, 5.20140412, 5.20140421, 5.20140517, 5.20140529, 5.20140606, 5.20140613, 5.20140707, 5.20140709, 5.20140717, 5.20140817, 5.20140831, 5.20140915, 5.20140919, 5.20140926, 5.20140927, 5.20141013, 5.20141024, 5.20141125, 5.20141203, 5.20141219
Dependenciesasync, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.0 && <2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-compat, SafeSemaphore, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix, unix-compat, utf8-string, uuid or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.0 && <2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-tdfa, SafeSemaphore, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix, unix-compat, utf8-string, uuid or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.0 && <2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-compat, SafeSemaphore, setenv, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix-compat (>=0.4.1.3), utf8-string, uuid, Win32, Win32-extras or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.0 && <2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-tdfa, SafeSemaphore, setenv, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix-compat (>=0.4.1.3), utf8-string, uuid, Win32, Win32-extras or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.6), network-uri (>=2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-compat, SafeSemaphore, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix, unix-compat, utf8-string, uuid or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.6), network-uri (>=2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-tdfa, SafeSemaphore, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix, unix-compat, utf8-string, uuid or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.6), network-uri (>=2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-compat, SafeSemaphore, setenv, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix-compat (>=0.4.1.3), utf8-string, uuid, Win32, Win32-extras or
async, base (>=4.5 && <4.9), bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, containers, data-default, dataenc, directory, dlist, edit-distance, exceptions (>=0.6), filepath, hslogger, http-conduit, http-types, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.6), network-uri (>=2.6), old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-tdfa, SafeSemaphore, setenv, SHA, stm (>=2.3), text, time, transformers, unix-compat (>=0.4.1.3), utf8-string, uuid, Win32, Win32-extras
LicenseGPL-3
Copyright2010-2014 Joey Hess
AuthorJoey Hess
MaintainerJoey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
StabilityStable
CategoryUtility
Home pagehttp://git-annex.branchable.com/
Source repositoryhead: git clone git://git-annex.branchable.com/
Executablesgit-annex
UploadedFri Dec 19 21:10:54 UTC 2014 by JoeyHess
DistributionsDebian:5.20141125, Fedora:5.20140717, FreeBSD:4.20130601, NixOS:5.20141219
Downloads13297 total (694 in last 30 days)
StatusDocs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2014-12-21 [all 1 reports]

Flags

NameDescriptionDefault
s3Enable S3 supportEnabled
webdavEnable WebDAV supportEnabled
inotifyEnable inotify supportEnabled
dbusEnable dbus supportEnabled
assistantEnable git-annex assistant and watch commandEnabled
webappEnable git-annex webappEnabled
webapp-secureSecure webappEnabled
pairingEnable pairingEnabled
xmppEnable notifications using XMPPEnabled
dnsEnable the haskell DNS library for DNS lookupEnabled
productionEnable production build (slower build; faster binary)Enabled
androidCross building for AndroidDisabled
androidspliceBuilding to get TH splices for AndroidDisabled
testsuiteEmbed the test suite into git-annexEnabled
tdfaUse regex-tdfa for wildcardsEnabled
feedEnable podcast feed supportEnabled
quviEnable use of quvi to download videosEnabled
tahoeEnable the tahoe special remoteEnabled
cryptohashEnable use of cryptohash for checksummingEnabled
desktopnotifyEnable desktop environment notificationsEnabled
torrentparserUse haskell torrent library to parse torrent filesEnabled
ekgEnable use of EKG to monitor git-annex as it runs (at http://localhost:4242/)Disabled
network-uriGet Network.URI from the network-uri packageEnabled

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