Am 30.09.2012 17:24 schrieb Tomas Carnecky:
> On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:17:53 +0200, Dirk SÃŒsserott <> 
> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I have repo1 with ~4 years of history and another repo2 with ~1 year of
>> history, both of which I don't want to loose. Now I want to join them so
>> that repo2 becomes a subdirectory whithin repo1, including all the
>> history of repo2.
>> A simple git-merge won't do because both repos have some same files (at
>> least e.g. .gitignore) in their root directories. Of course I could
>> resolve the conflicts, but I don't want that.
>> My naive approach is "move everything in $repo2 one directory below" and
>> then "merge $repo2 into $repo1". Actually I wouldn' call that a "merge"
>> but an "import".
>> I know of "git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter foodir" but that's
>> just the opposite of what I need.
>> Is there a nifty trick to get this? Or will I have to do "git
>> filter-branch --tree-filter 'mkdir subdir && git mv * subdir' --all" on
>> $repo2 and then "git merge $repo2" in $repo1?

Wow! Thanks for that quick and *very* helpful answer! :-)
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