How to convert a list of git repository into single repository?

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by sallie , in category: General Help , 2 months ago

How to convert a list of git repository into single repository?

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by jewel , 2 months ago

@sallie 

Converting a list of git repositories into a single repository involves a process known as "repository merging" or "repository consolidation". Here are the steps to achieve this:

  1. Create a new empty repository: Start by creating a new empty repository to hold the consolidated version of the individual repositories. You can create this repository on any hosting platform like GitHub, GitLab, or even on your local machine.
  2. Clone the new repository: Clone the new repository to your local machine using the following command:
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git clone <repository_url>


  1. Add existing repositories as remotes: For each of the individual repositories you want to consolidate, you need to add them as remotes to the newly created repository. Navigate to the cloned repository and execute the following command for each individual repository:
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git remote add <remote_name> <repository_url>


Replace <remote_name> with a unique name for each remote and <repository_url> with the URL of the individual repository.

  1. Fetch the remote repositories: Fetch the branches and commits from each of the remote repositories to your local machine using the following command:
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git fetch <remote_name>


Repeat this command for each remote repository.

  1. Merge the repositories: Now, you can merge the branches from each repository into your new repository. Execute the following command for each branch you want to merge:
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git merge <remote_name>/<branch_name>


Replace <remote_name> with the appropriate remote name, and <branch_name> with the branch you want to merge.

  1. Resolve conflicts (if any): During the merging process, conflicts may arise if there are conflicting changes in the same files or lines. Use a Git client or a text editor to resolve these conflicts manually. Once resolved, use the following command to continue merging:
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git add <resolved_file(s)>
git commit


  1. Push changes to the new repository: Finally, push the merged changes to your new repository using:
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git push origin master


Replace master with the appropriate branch name, if necessary.


By following these steps, you can consolidate multiple repositories into a single repository while preserving the commit history and branches from each individual repository.