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svn-fe(1)
=========
 
NAME
----
svn-fe - convert an SVN "dumpfile" to a fast-import stream
 
SYNOPSIS
--------
svnadmin dump --incremental REPO | svn-fe [url] | git fast-import
 
DESCRIPTION
-----------
 
Converts a Subversion dumpfile (version: 2) into input suitable for
git-fast-import(1) and similar importers. REPO is a path to a
Subversion repository mirrored on the local disk. Remote Subversion
repositories can be mirrored on local disk using the `svnsync`
command.
 
INPUT FORMAT
------------
Subversion's repository dump format is documented in full in
`notes/dump-load-format.txt` from the Subversion source tree.
Files in this format can be generated using the 'svnadmin dump' or
'svk admin dump' command.
 
OUTPUT FORMAT
-------------
The fast-import format is documented by the git-fast-import(1)
manual page.
 
NOTES
-----
Subversion dumps do not record a separate author and committer for
each revision, nor a separate display name and email address for
each author.  Like git-svn(1), 'svn-fe' will use the name
 
---------
user <user@UUID>
---------
 
as committer, where 'user' is the value of the `svn:author` property
and 'UUID' the repository's identifier.
 
To support incremental imports, 'svn-fe' puts a `git-svn-id` line at
the end of each commit log message if passed an url on the command
line.  This line has the form `git-svn-id: URL@REVNO UUID`.
 
The resulting repository will generally require further processing
to put each project in its own repository and to separate the history
of each branch.  The 'git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter' command
may be useful for this purpose.
 
BUGS
----
Empty directories and unknown properties are silently discarded.
 
The exit status does not reflect whether an error was detected.
 
SEE ALSO
--------
git-svn(1), svn2git(1), svk(1), git-filter-branch(1), git-fast-import(1),
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/dump-load-format.txt