Using git-svn with review board?

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at
Fri May 23 13:53:10 CEST 2008

On 3/18/08, Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo at> wrote:
> 2008/3/18 Sebastian Kuegler <sebas at>:
>> On Tuesday 18 March 2008 15:45:27 Marijn Kruisselbrink wrote:
>> > Sebastian Kuegler wrote:
>> > > I can imagine that this forms a real barrier for some (me), but maybe
>> > > someone has already solved that?
>> >
>> > I'm using this small shell-script to generate a diff between the current
>> > working copy and HEAD that review-board will accept with git-svn. This
>> > does assume that HEAD is actually an svn revision, I don't think it
>> will
>> > work when you have already comitted changes locally.
>> >
>> > #!/bin/sh
>> > REV=`git-svn find-rev HEAD`
>> > git-diff --no-prefix $* HEAD | sed -e 's/^+++ .*/&  (working copy)/' -e
>> > "s/^--- .*/&  (revision $REV)/"
>> My preferred workflow would be:
>> - Have master branch up to date from SVN
>> - Work on stuff in branches
>> - Merge changes from master into those branches as I see fit
> You should rebase, not merge. ;-)
>> - When something in a branch should be committed, I'd merge this commit
>> into
>>  master and dcommit it (possibly after going through RB)
>> - When a branch is done, I'd merge the whole branch into master and
>> dcommit
>>  that
>> So that involves committing locally. Changing you scriptlet to find the
>> latest
>> SVN revision would be necessary in that case, no?
> the script looks good, you probably have to add
> git-rev-list --date-order --max-count=1 <git-svn>
> where <git-svn> is the name of the remote branch (git branch -r)
> which maps the svn repo. that gives you the other argument for git diff.

To bring this topic back, the shell script becomes:
REV=`git svn find-rev $(git-rev-list --date-order --max-count=1 git-svn)`
git diff --no-prefix $* HEAD | sed -e 's/^+++ .*/&  (working copy)/' -e
"s/^--- .*/&  (revision $REV)/"

Where the lastest 'git-svn' in line 2 (the one just under #!/bin/sh) is the
name of the remote branch which tracks svn.

And it's named 'git-svn' by default...

Hope this helps... here works like a charm.

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