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RE: Best way to import old project?

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-04-04 03:48:15 CEST

Robert Mohr wrote:
> Assuming that all branches and tags have the same files
> (but different content in those files), you can import
> the trunk, svn copy it to each of the branches and tags,
> and then, without using svn, replace each branch and tag
> in the working copy with what you actually want in it.
> svn should recognize that the branch is roughly similar
> to the trunk, and that will keep your copies "cheap".
> If a file is in the trunk but not the branch/tag (or
> vice-versa), you'll need to remove it using 'svn delete',
> or add it with 'svn add'.
> At least, that's what I did when I started using Subversion.

You can use the svn_load_dirs.pl script to make this easier.


It's not magical (doesn't pick up files that have been
renamed without hints) but it's still very nice.

Take a look, anyway.

Robert Hunter
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