The right way to git clone a subversion repo...

Darryl L. Pierce mcpierce at
Wed Jan 8 14:07:37 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 02:38:14PM +0100, Dan HorĂ¡k wrote:
> in my experience it can take hours to clone large SVN repos (similar
> to 13k revisions in audacity), I usually use
> git svn clone --stdlayout <svn_url>
> but it should be equivalent to your procedure
> somewhere under .git you should see a file that changes during the
> fetch phase (IIRC it lists the grabbed revisions), so you will know it
> does something, also if svn:// url works, it should be faster than
> http://

Using the svn:// uri failed for me, so I'm back to using the http://.
With --stdlayout will that capture the branches and tags information?

Darryl L. Pierce <mcpierce at>
"What do you care what people think, Mr. Feynman?"
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