Problem: I don't have admin access on all the computers I want to plug my USB with git-annex on. Solution: Make git & git-annex portable.

The only catch is I'm not familiar enough with git to be able to actually tell if the more specialized git-annex working properly. The commands execute without crashing so I suspect it's fine but I was hoping someone else more competent could try this out and let me know if I it's working so I can add it to the tips section. Thanks in advance!



  1. Use 7-zip to extract the contents of the git-annex installer into their own folder.

  2. Extract the portable version of git and copy all files extracted from git-annex installer into the "cmd" folder.

  3. Run it!

Edit: the markdown is eating my attempts to create a numbered list and making them a paragraph instead. Apologies!