git-annex: manage files with git, without checking their contents into git

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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, checksumming time, or disk space.

Even without file content tracking, being able to manage files with git, move files around and delete files with versioned directory trees, and use branches and distributed clones, are all very handy reasons to use git. And annexed files can co-exist in the same git repository with regularly versioned files, which is convenient for maintaining documents, Makefiles, etc that are associated with annexed files but that benefit from full revision control.


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Change log CHANGELOG
Dependencies base (<5), bytestring, containers, dataenc, directory, extensible-exceptions, filepath, haskell98, hS3, hslogger, HTTP, MissingH, mtl, network, old-locale, pcre-light, process, SHA, time, unix, utf8-string [details]
License LicenseRef-GPL
Copyright 2010-2011 Joey Hess
Author Joey Hess
Maintainer Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
Category Utility
Home page http://git-annex.branchable.com/
Source repo head: git clone git://git-annex.branchable.com/
Uploaded by JoeyHess at Thu Jul 7 23:51:34 UTC 2011
Distributions Arch:6.20180529, Debian:5.20151208, Fedora:6.20180316, FreeBSD:5.20150727, NixOS:6.20180529
Executables git-union-merge, git-annex-shell, git-annex
Downloads 63797 total (703 in the last 30 days)
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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, checksumming time, or disk space.

For documentation, see doc/ or <http://git-annex.branchable.com/>