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  1. Install Java Runtime environment and SubGit binaries according to the Installation guide.

  2. Configure repository
    • Run this command on behalf of the same user you use to serve Git repository

      > subgit.bat configure --layout auto --trunk TRUNK SVN_URL GIT_REPO


      • SVN_URL   – SVN project URL.
      • GIT_REPO – a path to a new Git repository.
      • TRUNK       –  a path, relative to SVN_URL, that leads to an SVN directory that plays the role of the main line of development.
      subgit configure example
      > subgit.bat configure --layout auto --trunk trunk C:\repo.git
          SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
          Configuring writable Git mirror of remote Subversion repository:
              Subversion repository URL :
              Git repository location   : C:\repo.git
          Detecting peg location...
          Authentication realm: <> Subversion Repository
          Username [user]: user
          Password for 'user':
          Peg location detected: r10248 project/trunk
          Fetching SVN history... Done.
          Growing trees... Done.
          Project origin detected: r1 project/trunk
          Building branches layouts... Done.
          Combing beards... Done.
          Generating SVN to Git mapping... Done.
          To complete SubGit installation do the following:
          1) Adjust Subversion to Git branches mapping if necessary:
          2) Define at least one Subversion credentials in default SubGit passwd file at:
              OR configure SSH or SSL credentials in the [auth] section of:
          3) Optionally, add custom authors mapping to the authors.txt file(s) at:
          4) Run SubGit 'install' command:
               subgit install "C:\repo.git"
    • Specify authors mapping

      Configure authors mapping in default authors mapping file:


      Or change core.authors option so that it points to the global authors mapping file.

      Find more details about authors mapping in the Authors mapping manual.


    • Specify a username and password that are used by SubGit to access the SCN repository. Edit passwd file:


      By default, there's only subgit secret credential pair. Replace it with a username and its corresponding password.

      SVN authentication

      There are several methods to configure authentication to access SVN server, but we use a plain text password file here to simplify the guide. See more authentication methods in SVN Authentication if this method does not fit your needs.

  3. Perform SubGit installation and start using the new Git repository: 
    • Install SubGit into the repository by the command:

      > subgit install GIT_REPO


          GIT_REPO – a path to the Git repository.

      subgit install
      > subgit install C:\repo.git
        SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
        Translating Subversion revisions to Git commits...
        Subversion revisions translated: 10248.
        Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes 23 seconds.
        Your copy of SubGit is not registered for repository at 'C:\repo.git'.
        Obtain registration key at and register SubGit with 'register' command; registration is free for Open Source, Educational and Startup projects.
        To uninstall SubGit use 'uninstall' command.
  4. When the command completes, you can clone your new Git repository and start to work with it:

    > git clone GIT_REPO WORK_TREE


        WORK_TREE – a path to your working copy.

    git clone
    > git clone file:///c/repo.git c:\repo_working_copy
      Cloning into 'C:\repo_working_copy'...
      remote: Counting objects: 99, done.
      remote: Compressing objects: 100% (89/89), done.
      remote: Total 99 (delta 44), reused 0 (delta 0)
      Receiving objects: 100% (99/99), 8.98 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
      Resolving deltas: 100% (44/44), done.

    Emty working tree case

    If Git warns you that you are cloning an empty repository and you don't see your files in the working tree, most probably automatic branches and tags mapping didn't work correctly. In this case, mapping has to be set manually, see details on mapping in Branches and tags mapping.

  5. Try and buy.

    Trial period

    Note: the trial period for SubGit mirror is 30 days, after that period you should buy a license key at

    Once you receive an email with a license key, upload this license key to your server and run the following command:

    > subgit register --key subgit.key GIT_REPO


         GIT_REPO – a path to your newly created Git repository.

    subgit register
    > subgit register --key subgit.key C:\repo.git
       SubGit version 3.2.4 ('Bobique') build #3670
       Registration information:
         Registered for:       Example company
         Purchase ID:          OS-111111111111111
         Expiration date:      April 23, 2028
         You may use this key to register 9 more repositories (out of 10).
       Thank you for registering SubGit!
       Visit in case you have any questions and for more information on SubGit.
  6. Get support.

    If you encounter any problems, see the following guides for more details:

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