Lately, I have had lots of problems with pushing large files to github. I am maintaining compilation of materials and software deposited by other people, so cannot control the size of files… and this makes push to fail often.
remote: error: GH001: Large files detected. You may want to try Git Large File Storage – https://git-lfs.github.com.
remote: error: Trace: 6f0f7f66995a394598595375954732db
remote: error: See http://git.io/iEPt8g for more information.
remote: error: File chip_seq/reads/sox2_chip.fastq.gz is 109.69 MB; this exceeds GitHub’s file size limit of 100.00 MB
To remove large files from commit, execute
git filter-branch -f –index-filter ‘git rm –cached –ignore-unmatch chip_seq/reads/sox2_chip.fastq.gz’
To add large files using git-lfs, execute
# tract by git lfs files larger than 50MB, skipping those in .git folder
find . -type f -size +50M ! -iwholename "*.git*" | rev | cut -f1 -d’/’ | rev | xargs git lfs track
git add –all . && git commit -m "final" && git push origin
Make sure that your file are smaller than 2GB, otherwise your push will fail again 😉
Then, to before pull in another machine, make sure to install git-lfs
git lfs install