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Welcome to GitFS

gitfs is a FUSE file system that fully integrates with git. You can mount a remote repository's branch locally, and any subsequent changes made to the files will be automatically committed to the remote.

What's its purpose?

gitfs was designed to bring the full powers of git to everyone, no matter how little they know about versioning. A user can mount any repository and all the his changes will be automatically converted into commits. gitfs will also expose the history of the branch you're currently working on by simulating snapshots of every commit.

gitfs is useful in places where you want to keep track of all your files, but at the same time you don't have the possibility of organizing everything into commits yourself. A FUSE filesystem for git repositories, with local cache


  • Automatically commits changes: create, delete, update files and their metadata
  • Browse through working index and commit history
  • Merges with upstream by automatically accepting local changes
  • Caching commits reduces the memory footprint and speeds up navigation
  • Reduces the number of pushes by batching commits


You can find more documentation on gitfs docs page.


Development of gitfs happens at

Issues are tracked at

Python package can be found at

You are highly encouraged to contribute with code, tests, documentation or just sharing experience.

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This project is licensed under Apache 2.0 license. Read the LICENSE file in the top distribution directory for the full license text.