In-place SVN Import

I discovered an SVN trick today: how to do an in-place import into SVN. Normally when you run “svn import” it will leave the file system alone creating a copy on the repository. Then you have to do an “svn checkout” to pull the files back down under version control. The import/checkout process normally this is a pain. However there are a few instances where it’s a really big pain such as Unix’s etc/ directory. Read more →