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1svn-fe(1)
2=========
3
4NAME
5----
6svn-fe - convert an SVN "dumpfile" to a fast-import stream
7
8SYNOPSIS
9--------
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10[verse]
11mkfifo backchannel &&
7a75e661 12svnadmin dump --deltas REPO |
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13 svn-fe [url] 3<backchannel |
14 git fast-import --cat-blob-fd=3 3>backchannel
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16DESCRIPTION
17-----------
18
d0fc40c7 19Converts a Subversion dumpfile into input suitable for
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20git-fast-import(1) and similar importers. REPO is a path to a
21Subversion repository mirrored on the local disk. Remote Subversion
22repositories can be mirrored on local disk using the `svnsync`
23command.
24
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25Note: this tool is very young. The details of its commandline
26interface may change in backward incompatible ways.
27
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28INPUT FORMAT
29------------
30Subversion's repository dump format is documented in full in
31`notes/dump-load-format.txt` from the Subversion source tree.
32Files in this format can be generated using the 'svnadmin dump' or
33'svk admin dump' command.
34
35OUTPUT FORMAT
36-------------
37The fast-import format is documented by the git-fast-import(1)
38manual page.
39
40NOTES
41-----
42Subversion dumps do not record a separate author and committer for
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43each revision, nor do they record a separate display name and email
44address for each author. Like git-svn(1), 'svn-fe' will use the name
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46---------
47user <user@UUID>
48---------
49
50as committer, where 'user' is the value of the `svn:author` property
51and 'UUID' the repository's identifier.
52
712308f2 53To support incremental imports, 'svn-fe' puts a `git-svn-id` line at
a7793a74 54the end of each commit log message if passed a URL on the command
712308f2 55line. This line has the form `git-svn-id: URL@REVNO UUID`.
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57The resulting repository will generally require further processing
58to put each project in its own repository and to separate the history
59of each branch. The 'git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter' command
60may be useful for this purpose.
61
62BUGS
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64Empty directories and unknown properties are silently discarded.
65
66The exit status does not reflect whether an error was detected.
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68SEE ALSO
69--------
70git-svn(1), svn2git(1), svk(1), git-filter-branch(1), git-fast-import(1),
71https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/dump-load-format.txt