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Subject[RESEND][PATCH] Script for automated historical Git tree grafting
This script enables Git users to easily graft the historical Git tree
(Bitkeeper history import) to the current history.

Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <>


Hi...? Is anyone listening? Seems like third or fourth resending. | 40 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 39 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
new file mode 100755
index 0000000..97b3e78
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
+# Graft the development history imported from BitKeeper to the current Git
+# history tree.
+# Note that this will download about 260M.
+httpget="curl -O -C -"
+if [ -z "`which curl 2>/dev/null`" ]; then
+ httpget="wget -c"
+ if [ -z "`which wget 2>/dev/null`" ]; then
+ echo "Error: You need to have wget or curl installed so that I can fetch the history." >&2
+ exit 1
+ fi
+[ "$GIT_DIR" ] || GIT_DIR=.git
+if ! [ -d "$GIT_DIR" ]; then
+ echo "Error: You must run this from the project root (or set GIT_DIR to your .git directory)." >&2
+ exit 1
+cd "$GIT_DIR"
+echo "[git-gethistory] Downloading the history"
+mkdir -p objects/pack
+cd objects/pack
+echo "[git-gethistory] Setting up the grafts"
+cd ../..
+mkdir -p info
+# master
+echo 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2 e7e173af42dbf37b1d946f9ee00219cb3b2bea6a >>info/grafts
+echo "[git-gethistory] Refreshing the dumb server info wrt. new packs"
+cd ..

Petr "Pasky" Baudis
Right now I am having amnesia and deja-vu at the same time. I think
I have forgotten this before.
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