Posts tagged submodules

git submodules

posted on 2015-05-22 01:12:29

git submodules are the solution to having a repository referencing another repository.

A use case for me is using my emacs dotfile repo from within the main dotfile repository.

## clone with submodules
git clone --recursive <repo>

## after clone, but without '--recursive' initialize submodules
git submodule update --init

## status
git submodule status

## add submodule, dont forget to commit the change afterwards
git submodule add <repo-url> <reponame>

## update submodule status
git submodule update

That should be submodules in a nutshell.

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