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{{Entry
 
|Name=git-annex
 
|Name=git-annex
|Short description=Keep track of files across multiple storage devices
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|Short description=manage files with git, without checking their contents into git
|Full description=git-annex tracks (but does not backup) your files across multiple storage devices. For example, if you store files on a USB drive, your laptop, your smartphone and a remote server, you can safely delete, move, update and otherwise manage a file, because you know where other copies are stored.
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|Full description=git-annex allows managing files with git, without checking the file
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contents into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when
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dealing with files larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due
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to limitations in memory, time, or disk space.
  
Behind the scenes, git-annex uses the Git version control system to track file details (and optionally transfer files).
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It can store large files in many places, from local hard drives, to a
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large number of cloud storage services, including S3, WebDAV,
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and rsync, with a dozen cloud storage providers usable via plugins.
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Files can be stored encrypted with gpg, so that the cloud storage
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provider cannot see your data. git-annex keeps track of where each file
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is stored, so it knows how many copies are available, and has many
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facilities to ensure your data is preserved.
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git-annex can also be used to keep a folder in sync between computers,
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noticing when files are changed, and automatically committing them
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to git and transferring them to other computers. The git-annex webapp
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makes it easy to set up and use git-annex this way.
 
|Homepage URL=https://git-annex.branchable.com
 
|Homepage URL=https://git-annex.branchable.com
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|Component programs=git-annex, assistant, webapp
 
|Component programs=git-annex, assistant, webapp
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git-annex.branchable.com
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|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git-annex.branchable.com/
 
|Computer languages=Haskell
 
|Computer languages=Haskell
|Documentation note=
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|Documentation note=[https://git-annex.branchable.com/walkthrough/ Walkthrough]
[https://git-annex.branchable.com/walkthrough/ Walkthrough]
 
 
[https://git-annex.branchable.com/assistant/quickstart/ Assistant quickstart]
 
[https://git-annex.branchable.com/assistant/quickstart/ Assistant quickstart]
 
[https://git-annex.branchable.com/not/ What git-annex is not]
 
[https://git-annex.branchable.com/not/ What git-annex is not]
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|Version date=2014/09/27
 
|Version date=2014/09/27
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://downloads.kitenet.net/git-annex/linux/current/git-annex-standalone-amd64.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://git-annex.brachable.com/install/
 
|Version comment=See also https://git-annex.branchable.com/install/fromsource/
 
|Version comment=See also https://git-annex.branchable.com/install/fromsource/
 
|Last review by=David Seaward
 
|Last review by=David Seaward

Revision as of 13:11, 3 October 2014


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git-annex

https://git-annex.branchable.com
manage files with git, without checking their contents into git

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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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Joey Hess Lead developer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/git-annex


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildHaskell Platform
Required to useGit




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