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From: "W. Trevor King" <wking@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Portage Git migration - clean cut or git-cvsserver
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:18:24 -0400
On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 03:56:43AM +1200, Kent Fredric wrote:
> You can however merge dissimilar histories with no common parents if
> you know what you're doing. It does warn you, but it still lets you do
> it.
> 
> …
> 
> Yeah, selectively pulling in files with histories however is hard,
> I've occasionally been fussed enough to create temporary copies of
> branches, and then iterate over their history so the history is
> reduced to changes only for a small selection of files, but its
> largely lots of work, and I can't remember how to do it every time I
> go to do it -_-

I have to look it up every time I need it too, but the procedure
involves `git filter-branch` [1,2], and actually is pretty easy to
wrap your head around, even though the paricular commands are not so
easy to remember.

Trevor

[1]: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7375528/
[2]: http://gbayer.com/development/moving-files-from-one-git-repository-to-another-preserving-history/

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