Convert dir to subversion repos




I’m looking to import folders already on my dreamhost account into a new subversion repository created through the panel. The instructions on the wiki seem to direct users to import folders on their local machine, upload data to the server, then download that data as a working copy. I’d like to skip the upload step, if possible, since all the data is already on the server. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it? I’m new to subversion, but not new to working on the command line.



From the shell prompt
$> svn import mydir/

mysvnproject is not there. its mapped in somehow.