Thanks for the swift reply.
The basic command I tried to use was:
git svn clone -r9999 --stdlayout --preserve-empty-dirs
Where 9999 stands for the revision I want, "MyDir" is the name of the directory
I'm trying to get, and the rest of the address is the path leading up to it.
The " ." at the end was to make it use the current directory, but the same
thing happened without it (only in a subdirectory).
As I've mentioned, I have also tried running the command with --no-minimize-url
and with -T/-t/-b with relative and full paths.
Regarding the structure of my SVN, let's assume I'm trying to get the MyDir
directory under repo/a/b - in that case, my folder structure looks something
The contents of trunk resemble the contents of each branch and tag (there may
be differences since files are added and removed during development, but the
point is that there aren't any intermediary folders; each tag is identical to
the trunk at the time of its making).
Furthermore, there are no other folders under MyDir beyond trunk, tags and
branches (though there used to be a text file there as well).
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