intercept file access to git-annex repos

Joey Hess joey at
Mon Apr 16 22:46:49 CEST 2012

Thomas Koch wrote:
> Hi,
> still about photos and git-annex: When my wife edits photos prior to uploading 
> them, it would be fine if she wouldn't need to know about git-annex. Hacking 
> git-annex support in every photo application is no option.
> But is there any linux kernel or LD_PRELOAD magic that could intercept access 
> to a git-annex repo and make it look "normal"? (I just realize that we already 
> talked about a fuse filesystem for git-annex.)

I have a proof of concept branch using inotify, however, to make it
truely end user friendly with syncing is going to be a lot more work. I
have been thinking about doing a Kickstarter to pay for 3 months of my
time to seriously tackle this.

see shy jo
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