I recently startet a new project, but did not use git for source management. Each time i had a working version, i just zipped the content of the project folder. Now i want to reapply the full history into a git repository.
Creating a brand new and empty git repository:
git init repository
I prepared a text file with a date of each zip file and file name:
2017-03-15T13:47:06+0100 v4 2017-03-21T17:49:07+0100 v5 2017-03-24T10:07:55+0100 v6 2017-03-28T18:06:23+0200 v7 ...
A small bash script is reading that text file, extracting each zip file and commiting the content into the git repository. By setting
GIT_COMMITTER_DATE it applies the old timestamp as the commit date.
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#!/bin/bash cat list.txt | while read -r a; do D=`echo $a | cut -f 1 -d \ `; F=`echo $a | cut -f 2 -d \ `; echo $F; unzip -o $F.zip -d repository cd repository export GIT_AUTHOR_DATE="$D" export GIT_COMMITTER_DATE="$D" git add -A git commit -m "$F ($D)" cd .. done