The git-annex package

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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, 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 aeson, async, base (>=4.5 && <4.8), blaze-builder, bloomfilter, bytestring, case-insensitive, clientsession, containers, crypto-api, data-default, data-endian, dataenc, DAV (>=0.3), dbus (>=0.10.3), directory, dlist, dns, edit-distance, extensible-exceptions, filepath, gnutls (>=0.1.4), hamlet, hfsevents, hinotify, hS3, hslogger, HTTP, http-conduit, http-types, HUnit, IfElse, json, MissingH, monad-control, MonadCatchIO-transformers, mtl (>=2), network (>=2.0), network-info, network-multicast, network-protocol-xmpp, old-locale, process, QuickCheck (>=2.1), random, regex-tdfa, SafeSemaphore, SHA, stm (>=2.3), template-haskell, text, time, transformers, unix, unix-compat, utf8-string, uuid, wai, wai-logger, warp, xml-conduit, xml-types, yesod, yesod-core, yesod-default, yesod-form, yesod-static [details]
License GPL-3
Copyright 2010-2013 Joey Hess
Author Joey Hess
Maintainer Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
Category Utility
Home page http://git-annex.branchable.com/
Source repository head: git clone git://git-annex.branchable.com/
Uploaded Tue Jul 9 20:05:51 UTC 2013 by JoeyHess
Distributions Arch:6.20170520, Debian:5.20151208, Fedora:5.20140717, FreeBSD:5.20150727, LTSHaskell:6.20170520, NixOS:6.20170520, Tumbleweed:6.20170520
Downloads 36329 total (566 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2016-12-20 [all 7 reports]
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Flags

NameDescriptionDefaultType
s3

Enable S3 support

EnabledAutomatic
webdav

Enable WebDAV support

EnabledAutomatic
inotify

Enable inotify support

EnabledAutomatic
dbus

Enable dbus support

EnabledAutomatic
assistant

Enable git-annex assistant and watch command

EnabledAutomatic
webapp

Enable git-annex webapp

EnabledAutomatic
pairing

Enable pairing

EnabledAutomatic
xmpp

Enable notifications using XMPP

EnabledAutomatic
dns

Enable the haskell DNS library for DNS lookup

EnabledAutomatic
production

Enable production build (slower build; faster binary)

EnabledAutomatic
android

Building for Android

DisabledAutomatic
testsuite

Embed the test suite into git-annex

EnabledAutomatic
tdfa

Use regex-tdfa for wildcards

EnabledAutomatic

Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info

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Readme for git-annex

Readme for git-annex-4.20130709

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/>