(here it is again -- to the list!) Thanks Joey. I still think it should be mentioned up front that the the 'add' actually moves the file. It's a clear difference to how git works. Interesting about direct mode; I hadn't heard of it and was about to request such a feature!
Thanks Sean and Klaus too. I thought as a newb I'd hold off editing the wiki for now. Good point on the forensics. Although you can tell I'm not too upset; most of the data if not all was downloaded from net and could be downloaded again. Regards, Matt On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:02 AM, Joey Hess <j...@kitenet.net> wrote: > Matthew Hannigan wrote: >> Anyway, time passes, and I decide to move all this content over to a >> different disk. >> I just used drag and drop from a gui (not sure whether windows or >> linux) and of course the select doesn't pick up the .git directory. >> >> Next I reformated the disk, and get a funny feeling that the copy went >> a little too fast ... >> >> >> Can I suggest that the following wording be changed from this: >> "When you add a file to the annex and commit it, only a symlink to the >> annexed content is committed. The content itself is stored in >> git-annex's backend." >> >> to this: >> When you add a file to the annex, the content is moved to git-annex's >> backend (.git/annex/..) and replaced with a symlink. The commit only >> commits the symlink. > > I've made a similar wording change. > > Thanks for taking an unfortunate mistake and turning it constructive! > >> The http://git-annex.branchable.com/how_it_works/ page might be >> improved the same way. >> It currently says >> "The contents of large files are not stored in git, only the names of >> the files and some other metadata remain there." >> which is strictly true but might lead others to make the same mistaken >> assumption that I did. > > I think the next paragraph after that explains it well enough there. > > -- > see shy jo -- m a t t h e w l i n u s h a n n i g a n _______________________________________________ vcs-home mailing list email@example.com http://lists.madduck.net/listinfo/vcs-home