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From: Stefan Beller <>
Cc: git <>
Subject: Re: submodules : switching to an older commit/Tag in project with submodules
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:56:52 -0700
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In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:55 AM Shani Fridman
<> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I've got a question regarding submodules -
> I'm working on a git project with submodules connected to it, and pulling changes from them every month (more or less).
> Sometimes I need to checkout older versions of the project (tags or specific commits), that needs the older versions of the submodules as they were when I defined the tag. The problem is, that the checkout only changes the superProject directories, and not the submodules... I have to checkout the relevant submodules commit manually.
> Have you came across the same problem? Any idea what can I do?

git checkout learned about the --recurse-submodules flag some time
ago. If that is what you need, just set 'git config submodule.recurse
true' so you don't have to pass that flag every time.

Hope that helps,

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-16 10:54 Shani Fridman
2018-08-16 14:56 ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2018-08-16 18:13 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-08-16 18:18   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-16 18:41     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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