Yesterday I implemented the command-line interface for git annex import branch --from remote and today I got a prototype of it it working with the directory special remote. Still a whole lot to do before this feature is ready for release, but it's good to have the command line interface working to play with it. The workflow feels pretty good:

joey@darkstar:~/tmp/t> echo hello > ../dir/new_file
joey@darkstar:~/tmp/t> git annex import master --from dir
import dir ok
update refs/remotes/dir/master ok
(recording state in git...)
joey@darkstar:~/tmp/t> git merge dir/master
Updating d3277e2..410aa8e
 new_file | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
 create mode 120000 new_file
joey@darkstar:~/tmp/t> cat new_file

My laptop's keyboard is dying; the S and X keys often don't register. Is making programming feel very clumsy, and there are far too many S's in the code I've been working on. ;-)