Document that 'git svn' will import SVN tags as branches.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Leske <>
 Documentation/git-svn.txt |    7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
index 6bda014..18d5e45 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-svn.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
@@ -959,6 +959,13 @@ the possible corner cases (git doesn't do it, either).  
 renamed and copied files is fully supported if they're similar enough
 for git to detect them.
+SVN tags (if tracked using options '--tags' or '--stdlayout') are
+imported as git branches, prefixing the tag name with 'tags/'.
+This is because tags in SVN behave more like git branches: The contents
+of a tag need not be identical to the tagged commit, and it is possible
+(though discouraged) to commit changes to a tag (because a tag is just a
+directory copy, thus technically the same as a branch).

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