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Hi Richard,

I made the change from SVN to Git a few years back, and I found the BFG repo cleaner to be a god-send. In the SVN days we just carelessly stored binaries and the like with the Git code, and I wanted to strip all of that out before the first commit. That utility was frighteningly easy to use and "just worked". Happy converting!

Best, -J


Richard Moss

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment. I'll take a look at the BFG cleaner you mentioned although I think I'm fairly safe as I tend not to make a habit of chucking anything into SVN and with the exceptions of a few third party libraries from pre-NuGet days there are no binaries to be found.

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to convert my SVN repositories into a mono Git repo as the fashion these days is to have smaller repos, and I do have some cross pollution of projects, often in regards to shared resources - I don't like having a million copies of file-new.png for example and I do share the odd source file, e.g. PetaJson.cs.

I mainly find using Git makes me commit in a more responsible fashion. With SVN I make a million changes then commit them. With GitHub Desktop open on one monitor showing me the pending changes I tend to be much more methodical, making single changes, committing them and moving to the next. And if I do get over zealous and make multiple changes to a single file, Git (or GitHub Desktop) make it utterly trivial to commit those changes independently. I also feel that the branch and PR scenario is going to make more risky changes better than SVN.

Actually as I type out this comment I realise that I do need to migrate the whole thing to a mono repository, otherwise it'll never get done. I can always break things out later as required.

Again, thank you for taking the time to comment.

Richard Moss