Please describe the problem.

When following the instructions in unlocked files on Mac, I am seeing an error message when smudge is run.

This causes the file to end up in git's object database (.git/objects) instead of git annex's (.git/annex/objects).

I tried the same steps on linux with the autobuilder version (7.20190508) and got no error and the data ended up in git annex correctly.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

# If you can, paste a complete transcript of the problem occurring here.
# If the problem is with the git-annex assistant, paste in .git/annex/daemon.log

$ mkdir test-7-annex
$ cd test-7-annex
$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/jones/test-7-annex/.git/
$ git ci -m 'init' --allow-empty                                                                                                                              
[master (root-commit) 006a611] init
$ git annex init mini --version=7                                                                                                                             
init mini (scanning for unlocked files...)
(recording state in git...)
$ cp ../file.mp3 .
$ git add file.mp3
error: cannot feed the input to external filter git-annex smudge --clean -- %f
error: external filter git-annex smudge --clean -- %f failed
$ git annex sync
commit (recording state in git...)

[master 48b44eb] git-annex in mini
 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100755 file.mp3
$ du -sh .git/objects/
3.9M    .git/objects/
$ du -sh .git/annex/objects
du: .git/annex/objects: No such file or directory

# End of transcript or log.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

On Mac, versions 7.20190220 (latest download) or 7.20190508 (latest autobuild)

Please provide any additional information below.

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

YES! Git annex is an amazing tool and it's the backbone of my long term archiving workflow. I also use it for archive management at work and it's proven to be incredibly useful. Thank you for continuing to maintain and innovate with git annex!