manage files with git, without checking their contents into git -- standalone build

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.

This package provides a standalone bundle build of git-annex, which should be installable on any more or less recent Debian or Ubuntu release.

Maintainer information

This software package is maintained for (Neuro)Debian by the follow individuals and/or groups:

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Richard Hartmann

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Package availability chart
Distribution Base version Our version Architectures
Datasets (data)   5.20150409+git21-g0ee0795-1~ndall+1  
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze)   5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
    5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy) 3.20120629 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  3.20120629 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie) 5.20141125 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20141125 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Debian testing (stretch) 5.20150731-1 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20150731-1 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Debian unstable (sid) 5.20150812-2 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20150812-2 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” (lucid)   5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
    5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” (precise) 3.20120406 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  3.20120406 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” (trusty) 5.20140412ubuntu1 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20140412ubuntu1 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” (utopic) 5.20140717 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20140717 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” (vivid) 5.20141125 5.20150819+gitgc587698-1~ndall+1 amd64
  5.20141125 5.20150610+gitg608172f-1~ndall+1 i386
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