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From Tony Su <>
Subject Re: Repository splitting script
Date Sun, 06 Dec 2015 00:18:06 GMT
An interesting project (porting and splitting a git repo including history).

If you haven't found the following article, it might be helpful. Looks
like what he's doing is simpler than your code (although may or may
not be better)


On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Richard Downer <> wrote:
> All,
> Per the recent vote on this list, we have decided to split the
> Brooklyn repository into a number of smaller modules.
> With some of my colleagues, I've been working on a script to do this,
> which preserves as much of the existing history, branches and tags as
> possible.
> You can find the script here:
> And the result of running the script:
> I'd be interested in your feedback!
> --
> One limitation of this script occurs when files are moved between
> locations that turn into different repositories after the split. My
> expectation is that files would suddenly appear in the new repository
> without history.
> Alex Heneveld has suggested a pre-processing phase which examines all
> the files currently in each proposed subrepo, and then examines the
> history to determine every filename that they have previously been
> known as, and uses that in the whitelist for selecting the contents of
> each subrepo. This would preserve history (although the subrepo
> history would look a bit odd, as the early history of the repo would
> have isolated files in random locations).
> I haven't implemented Alex's suggestion, but the design of this script
> would easily allow the results of the pre-processing phase to be
> integrated.
> Cheers
> Richard.

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