hg-fastimport - a tool for importing "git-fast-import" files into Mercurial
Paul Crowley, LShift Ltd, July 2008
WARNING: this tool is very incomplete and barely tested. It is
currently intended for active developers only.
hg-fastimport is (or will be) a tool which converts "git-fast-import"
files into Mercurial repositories. "git-fast-import" is a file format
for representing the entire history of a version control repository.
This file format was designed to make it easier to write tools which
converted from foreign VCS repository formats into "git" format; such
tools exist for CVS, Mercurial, Darcs, and Perforce.
However, there's no reason Git should be the only VCS to read
git-fast-import files; there is a mature tool to read them into Bazaar
If this tool can become an equally effective reader of such files for
Mercurial repositories, "git-fast-import" can become a "lingua franca"
for the exchange of repository histories between revision control
This tool draws heavily on the work done for BzrFastImport, and so is
covered by the GPL.
hg-fastimport - imports "git-fast-import" files into Mercurial.
Copyright (C) 2008 LShift Ltd. (original portions)
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