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AW: how to integrate a zip based archive into svn

From: Niemann, Hartmut <hartmut.niemann_at_siemens.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:51:43 +0000

Hallo Eckard!

There is no automatic functionality in SVN that I am aware of.

I would
* set up a fresh repository
* make a working copy (which is empty)
* create a trunk folder
* add and commit it
* extract the oldest ZIP into it (*)
* carefully add the relevant files
* maybe set some svn:ignore for object files and other things that
  need not be archived
* commit - at least with the name of the original file name as a commit comment - the more information the better
* extract the next ZIP into it (*), check what is modified, add new files, commit and repeat
* if the tree structure changed during the project,
  use SVN move to match the trees

(*) if the project is very large, it might be best to use something
like the synchronize-trees function of total commander, i.e.
unzip the file outside the working copy
then use total commander to synchronize the tree into the working copy
because it is easier to see what has changed, what is overwritten,
what has been removed.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Dr. Hartmut Niemann

Siemens AG
MO MLT LM EN CCI 1
Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 67
91052 Erlangen, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 9131 7-34264
mailto:hartmut.niemann_at_siemens.com

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Now I wonder if there is a way supported by SVN to transfer every zip file as one revision into a new fresh SVN archive. It is clear to me that this will not contain the automatic creation of comments. But having a archive that contains the historical files and that allows me to step back to earlier revisions would be helpful.

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