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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/8/2019.

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.

Documentation - User

Documentation - Technical

To install git-annex, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install git-annex

To upgrade git-annex, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade git-annex


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ahk Show
    ; default environment
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetControlDelay, 20
    ; modified environment
    DetectHiddenText, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1  ;begins
    ; variables
    winTitle = git-annex Setup ahk_class #32770
    WinWait, %winTitle%
    ControlClick, OK, %winTitle%
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'git-annex'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S /D=C:\Program Files\Git'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '22320f6e15c6dc5a9fd1a3407c2eab18b7993c3600ce5fa3a2e789dd61d665dc'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "chocolateyInstall.ahk"
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'git-annex'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $unFile = 'C:\Program Files\Git\git-annex-uninstall.exe'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                -FileType "$installerType" `
                                -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                -File "$($unFile)" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Joey Hess


© 2012 Joey Hess


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
git-annex 7.20190323 23 Sunday, May 5, 2019 approved
git-annex 7.20190219 65 Thursday, February 28, 2019 approved
git-annex 7.20190122 89 Monday, January 28, 2019 approved
git-annex 7.20181106 102 Thursday, November 8, 2018 approved
git-annex 7.20181025 49 Thursday, November 1, 2018 approved
git-annex 6.20180719 100 Thursday, August 16, 2018 approved
git-annex 6.20180227 226 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
git-annex 6.20180115 208 Monday, January 22, 2018 approved
git-annex 6.20171213 200 Thursday, December 14, 2017 approved
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