codelab codelab - 3 months ago 9
Git Question

How to delete tags with backslashs in subversion?

I am converting a svn repository to git. During the process of "git svn clone" the process crashed.

The reason was that a tag name contains a number of backslashes (full directory path in windows notation). It is not possible to delete or rename this tag.

Any ideas how I can delete that wrong tag? Any dirty tricks with subversion database?

Answer

If you cannot easily delete that tag in the SVN repo, then try again your migration using subgit import

SubGit has a free offer for import, and it generally is more robust than git svn: it might better handle that tag.
Once converted, you can try and delete it in the Git repo itself.