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@ 2019-11-28 12:03 Anupam Singh
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From: Anupam Singh @ 2019-11-28 12:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I have been facing an issue when recursing over submodules during git clone.

TLDR : Create a project with multiple submodules with different access
rights for different users. When a user clones the main project she
should get only the submodules she is allowed to access.

Consider following example :

I want to make a repo named MainProject with submodules Sub1 and Sub2 as shown
MainProject (Accessible)
      |-> Sub1 (Accessible)
      |-> Sub2 (Inaccesible)

Where I have rights to MainProject and Sub1 but not Sub2. What I want
is when I clone MainProject with --recurse-submodules it recurse
through all the submodules and try to clone it. If it fails it should
move to next submodule, but what happens is that it fails and exits.

Also I know that I can pass the submodules' pathspec that I want to
recurse after the commit clone: teach --recurse-submodules to
optionally take a pathspec to But I
dont want to specify this because there may be multiple submodules and
clone command can get lengthy. Also the user will have to know what
folder she has rights to.

I am kind of stuck and need assisstance. Is there another way to achieve this?
Any assistance would be appreciated.

PS : I'm a fan of GIT :)


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