"watch" is described as

With this running as a daemon in the background, you no longer need to manually run git commands when manipulating your files.

and "assistant" is described as

Like watch, but also automatically syncs changes to other remotes.

I would like the behaviour of assistant, without the watch part:

I have an archive of large files, which I think would be useful to manage manually using git. But I don't want to manually enforce the "numcopies=" requirement, playing with the assistant and webapp it seems really nice to have it take care of that.

Is there currently an "assistant-without-watch" option? If not, is it planned?