I just cloned from a bare repo. The files I got aren't symlinks, but when I look inside them, they're just text SHA numbers, not the real content of the files. How can I get the real content?
Have you tried git annex get?
git annex get
The most common way this can happen is if using Windows or a FAT
filesystem, or something else that does not support symbolic links.
It also happens when using v6 repository mode with unlocked files.
Like I said, use git annex get. This will populate the unlocked files
with the content instead of the hashes.