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From Ryan Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Import manually versioned files
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:10:55 GMT

> On Dec 21, 2016, at 05:32, Branko Čibej <> wrote:
> On 21.12.2016 09:46, Stefan Hett wrote:
>> On 12/20/2016 10:54 PM, Tim Erickson wrote:
>>> We are installing Subversion on one of our servers for the first
>>> time. We have been manually versioning files via a simple directory
>>> structure by keeping a version/date directory under the source. This
>>> is where we keep old source code. When importing the repository for
>>> the first time, is there a way to import all the old source with the
>>> current source in a way that it will look like Subversion was
>>> actually doing the versioning all along?
>> Shouldn't be much work to write a custom script copying over the files
>> from your older folders successively over the new files and do
>> according svn add/del/ci calls for each version.
>> I'm not aware of an existing tool/script doing precisely what you need,
> This is the closest I know of:

That was the script I was going to suggest using as well. Treat your old manually-versioned
code as a vendor branch. See the chapter in the svnbook on vendor branches, and previous discussion
in the mailing list archives.

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