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Re: Empty directories in Git: Current guidance for historical commits?





Quoting Torsten Bögershausen <tboegi@xxxxxx>:

Is just dropping a ".gitignore" or "README" file in the empty directories during
conversion still the most reasonable approach?

A .gitignore will, but may cost 0.001% CPU time when running "git status".
I have seen systems that create a file called ".empty" in every directory.

If so, is there a way to do this
automatically during the conversion using "git svn" or the like?

Not what I am aware of.
And even if, the .empty files need to be removed, once the directory is
removed.
And we don't have logic for that, as far as I know.


So upon re-reading the git-svn docs, there apparently _are_ "--preserve-empty-dirs" and "--placeholder-filename=<filename>" options.

I'm not sure how I missed these.  :-/

If I understand correctly, it sounds like exactly what I want. i.e. a placeholder file being added (and tracked) to each empty folder. Are there known issues or limitations to be aware of?


Thank you,
David


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