git‐annex‐webapp − launch webapp

git annex webapp

Opens a web app, that allows easy setup of a git‐annex
repository, and control of the git‐annex assistant. If the
assistant is not already running, it will be started.

     By default, the webapp can only be accessed from
localhost, and running it opens a browser window.


     Useful for using the webapp on a remote computer. This
     makes the webapp listen on the specified address.

     This disables running a local web browser, and outputs
     the url you can use to open the webapp.

     Set annex.listen in the git config to make the webapp
     always listen on an address.

When using the webapp on a remote computer, you’ll almost
certainly want to enable HTTPS. The webapp will use HTTPS if
it finds a .git/annex/privkey.pem and
.git/annex/certificate.pem. Here’s one way to generate those
files, using a self−signed certificate:

      openssl genrsa −out .git/annex/privkey.pem 4096
 openssl req −new −x509 −key .git/annex/privkey.pem >



Joey Hess <>