New user? Can't figure out the basics? Add it here - what you wanted, what you tried.
I wanted to keep track of some files I had all organized in a directory outside of my ~/annex:
$ cd ~/annex $ git annex add /path/to/some/photos fatal: '/path/to/some/photos' is outside repository
But git-annex doesn't work that way. I had to do this instead
$ rsync -a /path/to/some/photos $ git annex add photos (Recording state in git...) $ git annex status ... lots of helpful info...
I just have the OS/X app, can I do commandline stuff?
$ /Applications/git-annex.app/Contents/MacOS/git-annex add photos/ (Recording state in git...)
but perhaps there is a better way.