I’ve been using Git now for over two years. Previously, all my source control was handled with subversion (SVN). To be honest, I can’t even remember how to use SVN. To be more honest, I cheated and used TortoiseSVN most of the time anyway.
Every so often I want to update an old website, but my repo is in SVN. I don’t even have it installed anymore. So what do I do. I quickly convert it to Git.
Most of my important repos are stored on my Unfuddle account. Fortunately, they support both SVN & Git. I recently converted an SVN repo to Git. Here were the steps I took (I’m using Ubuntu).
mkdir svntemp cd svntemp git svn init http://myusername.unfuddle.com/svn/myusername_myrepo/Â --no-metadata git svn fetch
… wait for fetching …
cd .. mkdir newgitrepo cd newgitrepoÂ git init git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:myusername/myrepo.git cp -R ../svntemp/trunk/* . git add * git commit -am "initial commit" git push origin master
And I think we’re done here. Now, back to coding!