# Local SVN repository to git

I am in the need of converting a local SVN repository to GIT. I know how to convert a remote SVN repository to git, however, I only have the local repositories; they are no longer hosted. How would I go about converting a local SVN repo to git?

git svn clone -s file://data/svn/repo/ /data/git/repo.git

Error was:

E: 'trunk' is not a complete URL and a separate URL is not specified

Figured it out...

I needed an extra / after file:// so that it started at the root of the filesystem. Darn it!

Final command worked:

git svn clone -s file:///data/svn/repo/ /data/git/repo.git

• +1 I have experienced the annoyance of that missing slash several times myself. – David Z Aug 24 '10 at 1:26

Another option is to use SubGit

$subgit install /data/svn/repo/  The difference is that is also converts ignores, tags, EOLs-related settings, and the Git created is automatically kept in sync with the SVN repository. To break synchronization run $ subgit uninstall /data/svn/repo


The resulting repository will br