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Using Git with SVN repository – simple case howto and benefits


If you use Apache Subversion repository you may want to use some benefits of Git source control managment system. But you may not have possibilities to switch from SVN repository to Git completely.

One of the large benefits of Git over Subversion is possibility to commit when you don’t have internet connection. Another one is availablility of commit history when there is no internet connection as well.

You may achieve mentioned benefits with Git-SVN functionality described at Git Book chapter “Git and Other Systems – Git and Subversion. There is also git svn man page available.

You will find below how to set up and use some Git benefits when you still continue to work with SVN centralized repository.

It is expected you have some basic knowledge about Subversion and Git before setting up communication between them.

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