Convert Subversion Repo to Git

Create a local empty SVN repo.

svnadmin create /path/to/repo

In the newly created repo cd into hooks/ and create new file named pre-revprop-change and enter the following.


Remember to make the newly created file executable.

chmod +x hooks/pre-revprop-change

Initialise the local repo to point to the SVN.

svnsync init file:///path/to/local/repo https://path/to/online/repo/svn

Sync the two together.

svnsync sync file:///path/to/local/repo

Import the local SVN repo to a newly created Git repo.

git svn clone file:///path/to/local/repo projectname

Create a new Git –bare remote repo and add a remote link to the local repo.

git remote add origin

Push the local repo to the remote.

git push origin master

Bish bosh job done! Your now free of the tiresome Subversion 😀

VMware Fusion 5 Black Screen

After upgrading to my version of VMware Fusion 4 to 5, I noticed upon VM boot none of my machines displayed any graphics except a black screen, essentially rendering them useless.

The quick fix for this I found is to dive into each ‘.vmware’ folder for each of your VM’s located by default in:

~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/

Right click Show Package Contents will display VM contents.

Open the related .vmx file in your favourite text editor, append the following line, then save and quit. = TRUE

Support article from VMware here

Set hostname (FQDN & short name) in CentOS 6.x

To update system short name. Edit /etc/sysconfig/network and update the HOSTNAME field to the desired short-name.


To update the systems fully qualified domain name. Edit /etc/hosts and insert a new entry following the notation of (host_ip // FQDN // short-name).
In our example:

  • host_ip = (Yours will be different)
  • FQDN = node1.mydomain.local
  • short-name node1 node1.mydomain.local node1