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Archive for June 10th, 2015

Moving my BitBucket mercurial repository to git was a lot harder than I hoped for (but moving to GitHub was easy)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/10

After reading Converting Hg repositories to Git directed me into reading Bitbucket: Converting Hg repositories to Git I hoped moving my Mercurial repository on BitBucket to a Git repository would be something like following the steps.

It wasn’t.

First of all, hg-git on a Windows system requires Python or TortoiseHg. Neither of these I wanted to install for a one-off conversion.

So I took a throw-away Linux VM, and did the steps below. But let me first explain why.

Motivation

My motivation for moving away from BitBucket to GitHub, especially for projects containing markdown documentation.

When writing documentation in Markdown, being able to in-line reference pictures or have relative-references to other documents. This works perfectly in local Markdown tools (like MarkdownPad 2 or LightPaper).

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