Monday, October 1, 2012

Some git-svn notes

When working with a subversion repository I often miss the use git features. However, it is possible for git to speak the subversion protocol:

Cloning the initial repository

$git svn clone svn://

Resuming an interrupted git svn clone

It is really annoying when you start a git svn clone process overnight and come back to find that it stopped in the middle. Luckily, there is a really simple way to recover - without spending hours to redownload what you already have.

$git svn fetch
$git svn rebase

Committing the final patch

There are a lot of workflows for this, but I prefer the cherry-pick approach:

$git checkout master
$git svn rebase
$git cherry-pick commit-id
$git svn dcommit

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