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+++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
@@ -145,17 +145,6 @@ Skip "branches" and "tags" of first level directories;;
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
---use-log-author;;
- When retrieving svn commits into git (as part of fetch, rebase, or
- dcommit operations), look for the first From: or Signed-off-by: line
- in the log message and use that as the author string.
---add-author-from;;
- When committing to svn from git (as part of commit or dcommit
- operations), if the existing log message doesn't already have a
- From: or Signed-off-by: line, append a From: line based on the
- git commit's author string. If you use this, then --use-log-author
- will retrieve a valid author string for all commits.
-
'clone'::
Runs 'init' and 'fetch'. It will automatically create a
directory based on the basename of the URL passed to it;
@@ -572,6 +561,17 @@ repository that will be fetched from.
For 'branch' and 'tag', display the urls that will be used for copying when
creating the branch or tag.
+--use-log-author::
+ When retrieving svn commits into git (as part of 'fetch', 'rebase', or
+ 'dcommit' operations), look for the first `From:` or `Signed-off-by:` line
+ in the log message and use that as the author string.
+--add-author-from::
+ When committing to svn from git (as part of 'commit-diff', 'set-tree' or 'dcommit'
+ operations), if the existing log message doesn't already have a
+ `From:` or `Signed-off-by:` line, append a `From:` line based on the
+ git commit's author string. If you use this, then `--use-log-author`
+ will retrieve a valid author string for all commits.
+
ADVANCED OPTIONS
----------------
@@ -655,6 +655,16 @@ svn-remote.<name>.rewriteUUID::
where the original UUID is not available via either useSvmProps
or useSvnsyncProps.
+svn-remote.<name>.pushurl::
+
+ Similar to git's 'remote.<name>.pushurl', this key is designed
+ to be used in cases where 'url' points to an SVN repository
+ via a read-only transport, to provide an alternate read/write
+ transport. It is assumed that both keys point to the same
+ repository. Unlike 'commiturl', 'pushurl' is a base path. If
+ either 'commiturl' or 'pushurl' could be used, 'commiturl'
+ takes precedence.
+
svn.brokenSymlinkWorkaround::
This disables potentially expensive checks to workaround
broken symlinks checked into SVN by broken clients. Set this
@@ -764,10 +774,9 @@ use `git svn rebase` to update your work branch instead of `git pull` or
when committing into SVN, which can lead to merge commits reversing
previous commits in SVN.
-DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
------------------
-Merge tracking in Subversion is lacking and doing branched development
-with Subversion can be cumbersome as a result. While 'git svn' can track
+MERGE TRACKING
+--------------
+While 'git svn' can track
copy history (including branches and tags) for repositories adopting a
standard layout, it cannot yet represent merge history that happened
inside git back upstream to SVN users. Therefore it is advised that
@@ -777,16 +786,15 @@ compatibility with SVN (see the CAVEATS section below).
CAVEATS
-------
-For the sake of simplicity and interoperating with a less-capable system
-(SVN), it is recommended that all 'git svn' users clone, fetch and dcommit
+For the sake of simplicity and interoperating with Subversion,
+it is recommended that all 'git svn' users clone, fetch and dcommit
directly from the SVN server, and avoid all 'git clone'/'pull'/'merge'/'push'
operations between git repositories and branches. The recommended
method of exchanging code between git branches and users is
'git format-patch' and 'git am', or just 'dcommit'ing to the SVN repository.
Running 'git merge' or 'git pull' is NOT recommended on a branch you
-plan to 'dcommit' from. Subversion does not represent merges in any
-reasonable or useful fashion; so users using Subversion cannot see any
+plan to 'dcommit' from because Subversion users cannot see any
merges you've made. Furthermore, if you merge or pull from a git branch
that is a mirror of an SVN branch, 'dcommit' may commit to the wrong
branch.
@@ -836,7 +844,7 @@ Renamed and copied directories are not detected by git and hence not
tracked when committing to SVN. I do not plan on adding support for
this as it's quite difficult and time-consuming to get working for all
the possible corner cases (git doesn't do it, either). Committing
-renamed and copied files are fully supported if they're similar enough
+renamed and copied files is fully supported if they're similar enough
for git to detect them.
CONFIGURATION
@@ -885,10 +893,6 @@ SEE ALSO
--------
linkgit:git-rebase[1]
-Author
-------
-Written by Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>.
-
-Documentation
--------------
-Written by Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>.
+GIT
+---
+Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite