The man page for `git svn` describes a situation in which "'git svn' will not be able to rebuild" your $GIT_DIR/svn/**/.rev_map* files, but no mention is made of in what circumstances `git svn` *will* be able to do so, how to get `git svn` to do so, or even what these files are.
This patch adds a FILES section to the man page with a description of what $GIT_DIR/svn/**/.rev_map* files are and how they are (re)built, and links to this description from various other parts of the man page. Signed-off-by: Keshav Kini <keshav.k...@gmail.com> --- Documentation/git-svn.txt | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++---- 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt index 3ddf545..5383496 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-svn.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt @@ -106,6 +106,9 @@ COMMANDS tracking. The name of the [svn-remote "..."] section in the $GIT_DIR/config file may be specified as an optional command-line argument. ++ +This automatically updates the rev_map if needed (see +'$GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.*' in the FILES section below for details). --localtime;; Store Git commit times in the local timezone instead of UTC. This @@ -201,6 +204,9 @@ accept. However, '--fetch-all' only fetches from the current + Like 'git rebase'; this requires that the working tree be clean and have no uncommitted changes. ++ +This automatically updates the rev_map if needed (see +'$GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.*' in the FILES section below for details). -l;; --local;; @@ -449,9 +455,10 @@ Any other arguments are passed directly to 'git log' file cannot be ignored forever (with --ignore-paths) the only way to repair the repo is to use 'reset'. + -Only the rev_map and refs/remotes/git-svn are changed. Follow 'reset' -with a 'fetch' and then 'git reset' or 'git rebase' to move local -branches onto the new tree. +Only the rev_map and refs/remotes/git-svn are changed (see +'$GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.*' in the FILES section below for details). +Follow 'reset' with a 'fetch' and then 'git reset' or 'git rebase' to +move local branches onto the new tree. -r <n>;; --revision=<n>;; @@ -684,7 +691,7 @@ svn-remote.<name>.noMetadata:: + This option can only be used for one-shot imports as 'git svn' will not be able to fetch again without metadata. Additionally, -if you lose your $GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.* files, 'git svn' will not +if you lose your '$GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.*' files, 'git svn' will not be able to rebuild them. + The 'git svn log' command will not work on repositories using @@ -1063,6 +1070,19 @@ or tag has appeared. If the subset of branches or tags is changed after fetching, then $GIT_DIR/svn/.metadata must be manually edited to remove (or reset) branches-maxRev and/or tags-maxRev as appropriate. +FILES +----- +$GIT_DIR/svn/\*\*/.rev_map.*:: + Mapping between Subversion revision numbers and Git commit + names. In a repository where the noMetadata option is not set, + this can be rebuilt from the git-svn-id: lines that are at the + end of every commit (see the 'svn.noMetadata' section above for + details). ++ +'git svn fetch' and 'git svn rebase' automatically update the rev_map +if it is missing or not up to date. 'git svn reset' automatically +rewinds it. + SEE ALSO -------- linkgit:git-rebase -- 126.96.36.199 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html