toy toy - 8 days ago 5
Git Question

How to use git-svn to checkout only trunk and not branches and tags?

I'm working on a java legacy project which has 20 modules connected to each other. So, each module has it's own Branch and Tag. The structure is like this.



/projects
.svn
- module1
.svn
-trunk
-branch
-tag
- module2
.svn
-trunk
-branch
-tag



The projects folder is around 30G which is nearly impossible to use
git-svn clone
to checkout all the modules, but it's because it counts all the branches and tags.

Is it possible to just clone the project only trunk so I can start committing locally?

Answer

Edit: I misread the question and answered what I thought you were asking, not what you actually asked.

To clone just the trunk

Cloning a single Subversion directory is easy, and it actually doesn't matter which directory you clone. Just don't specify any of the "layout" arguments, and give the path to the trunk directly:

git svn clone http://path.to.svn.repo/module1/trunk

To clone a specific module, including tags and branches and so forth

A "normal" git svn clone would look something like the following:

git svn clone --stdlayout http://path.to.svn.repo/

What you want to use instead will be thus:

git svn clone --stdlayout http://path.to.svn.repo/module1/

That will find the trunk, branch and tag subfolders of the module1 folder, and clone them for you.

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