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* [PATCH] git-submodule.txt: mention that 'git submodule update' fetches missing commits
@ 2019-04-15 19:24 Philippe Blain
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From: Philippe Blain @ 2019-04-15 19:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
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'git submodule update' will fetch new commits from the submodule remote
if the SHA-1 recorded in the superproject is not found. This was not
mentioned in the documentation.
 Documentation/git-submodule.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
index ba3c4df550acf..026ee07a2b641 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
@@ -128,7 +128,8 @@ update [--init] [--remote] [-N|--no-fetch] [--[no-]recommend-shallow] [-f|--forc
 Update the registered submodules to match what the superproject
-expects by cloning missing submodules and updating the working tree of
+expects by cloning missing submodules, fetching missing submodule commits
+and updating the working tree of
 the submodules. The "updating" can be done in several ways depending
 on command line options and the value of `submodule.<name>.update`
 configuration variable. The command line option takes precedence over


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