git-annex-smudge man page
git-annex-smudge — git filter driver for git-annex
git annex smudge [--clean] file
This command lets git-annex be used as a git filter driver which lets annexed files in the git repository to be unlocked at all times, instead of being symlinks.
When adding a file with git add, the annex.largefiles config is consulted to decide if a given file should be added to git as-is, or if its content are large enough to need to use git-annex.
The git configuration to use this command as a filter driver is as follows. This is normally set up for you by git-annex init, so you should not need to configure it manually.
smudge = git-annex smudge %f
clean = git-annex smudge --clean %f
To make git use that filter driver, it needs to be configured in the .gitattributes file or in .git/info/attributes. The latter is normally configured when a repository is initialized, with the following contents:
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>