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git-svn: Note about tags.

Document that 'git svn' will import SVN tags as branches.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Leske <>
Acked-by: Eric Wong <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/git-svn.txt

 renamed and copied files is fully supported if they're similar enough
 for git to detect them.
+In SVN, it is possible (though discouraged) to commit changes to a tag
+(because a tag is just a directory copy, thus technically the same as a
+branch). When cloning an SVN repository, 'git svn' cannot know if such a
+commit to a tag will happen in the future. Thus it acts conservatively
+and imports all SVN tags as branches, prefixing the tag name with 'tags/'.