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key/value backends for git-annex


The "backend" in git-annex controls how a key is generated from a file's content and/or filesystem metadata. Most backends are different kinds of hashes. A single repository can use different backends for different files.

For a list of available backends, see git-annex version. For more details, see <>

See Also



Joey Hess <>


Referenced By

git-annex(1), git-annex-preferred-content(1).