I'm wanting to do essentially replacing Sparkleshare or dvcs-autosync with the assistant, that is prevent git-annex from annexing certain files (by extension), and rather manage them in git only.

This seems to work fine, and the assistant auto-adds them to git, and commits when I make changes, when in indirect mode.

However, in a direct mode repository, then the files are automatically annexed, and even if I create them in an indirect repo, and then change it, they are annexed.

Is this expected behaviour? Does the annex.largefiles setting only make sense in indirect mode?