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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Stefan Beller <>
Subject: Re: Bug with "git mv" and submodules, and with "git submodule add something --force"
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 16:18:24 +0900
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Stefan Beller <> writes:

>> You would want to be able to remove a submodule and replace it with
>> a directory, but you can probably do it in two steps, i.e.
>>         git reset --hard
>>         git rm --cached sha1collisiondetection
>>         echo Now a regular dir >sha1collisiondetection/READ.ME
>>         find sha1collisiondetection ! -type d -print0 |
>>         git update-index --add --stdin -z
>     "Ignoring path sha1collisiondetection/.git"
> Nice!

There actually is another possible outcome that anybody following
along must be aware of and be careful about: not even .git directory
exist there, i.e. it is possible that the submodule has never been

So, it is not that nice X-<.

      reply	other threads:[~2018-10-24  7:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-19 12:33 Juergen Vogl
2018-10-19 20:40 ` Stefan Beller
2018-10-19 20:58   ` Jonathan Nieder
2018-10-22  2:52     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-22 21:52       ` Stefan Beller
2018-10-24  7:18         ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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