Name

svn import — Commit an unversioned file or tree into the repository.

Synopsis

svn import [PATH] URL

Description

Recursively commit a copy of PATH to URL. If PATH is omitted, . is assumed. Parent directories are created in the repository as necessary. Unversionable items such as device files and pipes are ignored even if --force is specified.

Examples

This imports the local directory myproj into trunk/misc in your repository. The directory trunk/misc need not exist before you import into it—svn import will recursively create directories for you.

$ svn import -m "New import" myproj \
             http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/trunk/misc
Adding         myproj/sample.txt
…
Transmitting file data .........
Committed revision 16.

Be aware that this will not create a directory named myproj in the repository. If that's what you want, simply add myproj to the end of the URL:

$ svn import -m "New import" myproj \
            http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/trunk/misc/myproj
Adding         myproj/sample.txt
…
Transmitting file data .........
Committed revision 16.

After importing data, note that the original tree is not under version control. To start working, you still need to svn checkout a fresh working copy of the tree.