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v0.1, July 2005
git-svnimport - Import a SVN repository into git
'git-svnimport' [ -o <branch-for-HEAD> ] [ -h ] [ -v ] [ -d | -D ]
[ -C <GIT_repository> ] [ -i ] [ -u ] [-l limit_nr_changes]
[ -b branch_subdir ] [ -t trunk_subdir ] [ -T tag_subdir ]
[ -s start_chg ] [ -m ] [ -M regex ]
<SVN_repository_URL> [ <path> ]
Imports a SVN repository into git. It will either create a new
repository, or incrementally import into an existing one.
SVN access is done by the SVN:: Perl module.
git-svnimport assumes that SVN repositories are organized into one
"trunk" directory where the main development happens, "branch/FOO"
directories for branches, and "/tags/FOO" directories for tags.
Other subdirectories are ignored.
git-svnimport creates a file ".git/svn2git", which is required for
incremental SVN imports.
-C <target-dir>::
The GIT repository to import to. If the directory doesn't
exist, it will be created. Default is the current directory.
-s <start_rev>::
Start importing at this SVN change number. The default is 1.
When importing incementally, you might need to edit the .git/svn2git file.
Import-only: don't perform a checkout after importing. This option
ensures the working directory and cache remain untouched and will
not create them if they do not exist.
-t <trunk_subdir>::
Name the SVN trunk. Default "trunk".
-T <tag_subdir>::
Name the SVN subdirectory for tags. Default "tags".
-b <branch_subdir>::
Name the SVN subdirectory for branches. Default "branches".
-o <branch-for-HEAD>::
The 'trunk' branch from SVN is imported to the 'origin' branch within
the git repository. Use this option if you want to import into a
different branch.
Attempt to detect merges based on the commit message. This option
will enable default regexes that try to capture the name source
branch name from the commit message.
-M <regex>::
Attempt to detect merges based on the commit message with a custom
regex. It can be used with -m to also see the default regexes.
You must escape forward slashes.
-l <max_num_changes>::
Limit the number of SVN changesets we pull before quitting.
This option is necessary because the SVN library has serious memory
leaks; the recommended value for nontrivial imports is 100.
git-svnimport will still exit with a zero exit code. You can check
the size of the file ".git/svn2git" to determine whether to call
the importer again.
Verbosity: let 'svnimport' report what it is doing.
Use direct HTTP requests if possible. The "<path>" argument is used
only for retrieving the SVN logs; the path to the contents is
included in the SVN log.
Use direct HTTP requests if possible. The "<path>" argument is used
for retrieving the logs, as well as for the contents.
There's no safe way to automatically find out which of these options to
use, so you need to try both. Usually, the one that's wrong will die
with a 40x error pretty quickly.
The URL of the SVN module you want to import. For local
repositories, use "file:///absolute/path".
If you're using the "-d" or "-D" option, this is the URL of the SVN
repository itself; it usually ends in "/svn".
The URL of the SVN module you want to import. For local
repositories, use "file:///absolute/path".
The path to the module you want to check out.
Print a short usage message and exit.
If '-v' is specified, the script reports what it is doing.
Otherwise, success is indicated the Unix way, i.e. by simply exiting with
a zero exit status.
Written by Matthias Urlichs <>, with help from
various participants of the git-list <>.
Based on a cvs2git script by the same author.
Documentation by Matthias Urlichs <>.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite