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[Discuss] BTSync

> I wouldn't trust BTSync for situations where encryption mattered, and if
> I want a sync tool to use inside my LAN for which I don't care about
> encryption, then I'd still rather use something open source.
>  -Tom

Git-annex and git-annex assistant are two useful (open source) tools for
managing files with git.  I haven't looked into them fully, but they seem
useful and offer some encryption options: including integration
with Tahoe-LAFS or gcrypt

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 also is a method to "use"
multiple storage locations without having to keep all these locations as
perfect duplicates of each other. Instead each is a git 'remote' and you
can pull or push to them as needed.

The git-annex assistant creates a synchronised folder on each of your OSX
and Linux computers, Android devices, removable drives, NAS appliances, and
cloud services. The contents of the folder are the same everywhere. It's
very easy to use, and has all the power of git and git-annex.

See for more on the assistant.

Greg Rundlett <>

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