Migrate from Perforce to Git
I had been using Perforce for revision control mostly for Windows and binary files (excel, PDF, etc.). It worked amazingly well and had a powerful GUI! However I finally decided to consolidate on Git.
Primary instructions are from git scm
In CentOS you will need the helper package:
$ sudo yum install git-p4
The following steps worked perfectly for me.
- My Git projects are in
~/git(where the converted project will end up)
- My Perforce server is on
- I use
~/workas my working directory (where I clone, checkout, etc.)
[mirandam@atlas ~]$ mkdir ~/git/p4proj [mirandam@atlas ~]$ cd ~/git/p4proj [mirandam@atlas p4proj]$ git init --bare [mirandam@atlas p4proj]$ cd ~/work [mirandam@atlas work]$ export P4PORT=atlas:1666 [mirandam@atlas work]$ p4 login Enter password: User mirandam logged in. [mirandam@atlas work]$ git p4 clone //depot@all p4proj Importing from //depot@all into p4proj Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/mirandam/work/p4proj/.git/ Import destination: refs/remotes/p4/master Importing revision 189 (100%) [mirandam@atlas work]$ cd p4proj [mirandam@atlas p4proj]$ git remote add origin ~/git/p4proj [mirandam@atlas p4proj]$ git push origin master Counting objects: 2268, done. Delta compression using up to 4 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (770/770), done. Writing objects: 100% (2268/2268), 159.98 MiB | 128.79 MiB/s, done. Total 2268 (delta 1272), reused 2268 (delta 1272) To /home/mirandam/git/p4proj * [new branch] master -> master
Now in my work directory I can perform changes and continue working.