Import Subversion repositories to Git

Install the git-svn package:

sudo apt install git-svn

Create a file named authors.txt with a mapping between svn user names and git authors. For example:

guyru = Guy Rutenberg <guyrutenberg@gmail.com>

Do the actual import:

git svn clone --no-metadata --stdlayout--authors-file=authors.txt file:///path/to/svn/repo

The --no-metadata option will get rid of the git-svn-id: ... lines in the commit messages. It is useful in case you are doing a one-off import of svn repository to git. However, if you plan to repeatedly synchronize the svn to the git repo that option should be omitted.

The --stdlayout flag instructs git to assume the Subversion repository has a standard layout of trunk/tags/branches.

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