Just passing along from https://github.com/datalad/datalad/issues/77#issuecomment-134688459
joey: I do think there could be a use case for configuring a special remote with autoenable=true and have git-annex init try to enable all such remotes.
done, I made both
git annex reinitauto-enable such special remotes. For now, the assistant does not (could change).
There was also the question of what to do when git-annex auto-inits in a clone of a repository. It wouldn't do for a command like
git annex find's output to include any messages that might be shown while auto-enabling special remotes as a result of an auto-init. Since I can't guarantee enabling special remotes will be quiet, I've not tried to auto-enable special remotes in this case.
I think I'd have to exec a git-annex init process with stdout sent to stderr to implement this in a safe way, and due to calls to ensureInitialized in Remote.Git, which can auto-init a local remote, that gets particularly tricky. Best, I feel, to wait and see if anyone needs that. --Joey