using git to version large files w/o checking them in

Abhishek Dasgupta abhidg at
Thu Sep 30 09:11:33 CEST 2010

Joey Hess wrote:
> My pain point for checking files into git is around 64 mb, and it's
> partly a disk-space based pain, so stuff like bup or git large file
> patches don't help much. So despite having multi-gb git repos,
> I still have no way to version ie, videos.
> It occurs to me that I'd be reasonably happy with something that let me
> manage the filenames (and possibly in some cases content checksums) of
> large files without actually storing their content in .git/.
> So I could delete files, move them around, rename them, and add new
> ones, and commit the changes (plus take some other action to transfer
> file contents) to propigate those actions to other checkouts.
Isn't this what unison does?

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