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Git LFS (Large File Storage)

In April 2015, GitHub presented a new feature called Git Large File Storage (git-lfs).

git-lfs comes as a Git extension, an additional command that is simply copied alongside an existing Git installation. Because of this, it works seamlessly with Tower. However, you need to select the Git installation in the Tower settings where you have installed git-lfs.

By default, git-lfs will be installed in /usr/local/bin, when using the manual installation or when using Homebrew. Therefore, you need to have an existing Git installation in /usr/local/bin and then select this Git installation in Tower. Otherwise there will be a Git error stating that the git-lfs command could not be found.