This is a recreation of a stackexchange question, in case the community here is more knowledgeable.
Link to stackexchange question : http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/325753/git-annex-link-to-different-file-names
Content : "Maybe this is just a crazy use case that doesn't work, but I was wondering if there's a way to build a file's history from files with different file names. I'm exploring this idea because I'd like to have a git-annex system but I can't force my coworkers to adapt.
Here's what I have in mind :
Folder 1, managed by coworkers (On a shared disk) : drawing_shop_12_nov_2015.pdf drawing_shop_13_nov_2015.pdf drawing_asbuilt_14_nov_2015.pdf drawing_asbuilt_rev1_15_nov_2015.pdf
Git-annex, managed by me : drawing.pdf (with a shop branch and a asbuilt branch)
The git-annex's drawing.pdf would have an history like this :
[shop] | Commit A "Initial shop drawing" | Commit B "Add corrections from Wizzbasket" \ | [asbuilt] Commit C "Reflect as built" | Commit D "Change dweezelbox block for simplicity"
But somehow the "managed by coworkers" repo would be a direct mode repo with Commit A pointing to drawing_shop_12_nov_2015.pdf, Commit B to drawing_shop_13_nov_2015.pdf etc.
Can this be done?"