Version control: From svn to git20 Jan 2009
Yesterday I played around with
git-svn because git will be the future version control tool we will be using at work and we still have some projects stored in svn. I wanted to try out git but we are not about to convert the old projects just yet.
First I needed to check out the current code from svn and get it into git. I searched the net for how this was done and found something that cloned the entire svn repository to git… not quite what I needed but nice to know:
git svn clone svn://192.168.1.5/htdocs git_htdocs
The above takes the project htdocs from my current svn repository and saves it locally into git repository in the folder git_htdocs.
I just wanted to start hacking so I found that the following fetched the code I wanted:
mkdir git_htdocs cd git_htdocs git svn init svn://192.168.1.5/htdocs
Now you are ready to actually fetch some code from svn with:
git svn fetch -r1519
I found the revision I needed (the newest) by issuing a
svn info within my old svn checkout.
Make your changes and commit locally with:
git commit lib/class.csv_import.php
When ready to push changes back to the central svn repository use:
git svn dcommit
To keep your local git checkout in sync with the upstream svn repository you can run:
git svn rebase
This article was great reading for me: An introduction to git-svn for Subversion/SVK users and deserters
Happy hacking :D
Version control: From svn to git by Jacob Emcken is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.