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           git archimport [-h] [-v] [-o] [-a] [-f] [-T] [-D depth] [-t tempdir]
                          <archive/branch>[:<git-branch>] ...


           Imports a project from one or more Arch repositories. It will follow
           branches and repositories within the namespaces defined by the
           <archive/branch> parameters supplied. If it cannot find the remote
           branch a merge comes from it will just import it as a regular commit.
           If it can find it, it will mark it as a merge whenever possible (see
           discussion below).
           The script expects you to provide the key roots where it can start the
           import from an initial import or tag type of Arch commit. It will
           follow and import new branches within the provided roots.
           It expects to be dealing with one project only. If it sees branches
           that have different roots, it will refuse to run. In that case, edit
           your <archive/branch> parameters to define clearly the scope of the
           git archimport uses tla extensively in the background to access the
           Arch repository. Make sure you have a recent version of tla available
           in the path. tla must know about the repositories you pass to git
           For the initial import, git archimport expects to find itself in an
           empty directory. To follow the development of a project that uses Arch,
           rerun git archimport with the same parameters as the initial import to
           perform incremental imports.
           While git archimport will try to create sensible branch names for the
           archives that it imports, it is also possible to specify git branch
           names manually. To do so, write a git branch name after each
           <archive/branch> parameter, separated by a colon. This way, you can
           shorten the Arch branch names and convert Arch jargon to git jargon,
           for example mapping a "PROJECT--devo--VERSION" branch to "master".
           Associating multiple Arch branches to one git branch is possible; the
           result will make the most sense only if no commits are made to the
           first branch, after the second branch is created. Still, this is useful
           to convert Arch repositories that had been rotated periodically.


           Patch merge data from Arch is used to mark merges in git as well. git
           does not care much about tracking patches, and only considers a merge
           when a branch incorporates all the commits since the point they forked.
           The end result is that git will have a good idea of how far branches
           have diverged. So the import process does lose some patch-trading
               Use the fast patchset import strategy. This can be significantly
               faster for large trees, but cannot handle directory renames or
               permissions changes. The default strategy is slow and safe.
               Use this for compatibility with old-style branch names used by
               earlier versions of git archimport. Old-style branch names were
               category--branch, whereas new-style branch names are
               archive,category--branch--version. In both cases, names given on
               the command-line will override the automatically-generated ones.
           -D <depth>
               Follow merge ancestry and attempt to import trees that have been
               merged from. Specify a depth greater than 1 if patch logs have been
               Attempt to auto-register archives at
      This is particularly useful with
               the -D option.
           -t <tmpdir>
               Override the default tempdir.
               Archive/branch identifier in a format that tla log understands.


           Part of the git(1) suite

    Git 04/11/2012 GIT-ARCHIMPORT(1)


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