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Hopefully one day there will be `git submodule remove`

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/04

I like that you can add git repositories inside eachother using git submodule add but when it’s time to say goodbye to a submodule you need some convoluted statements. So I really wish one day there will be git submodule remove.

Until then, these links will help you to get rid of a git submodule:

TL;DR you have to manually edit the below files:

  • .gitmodules
  • .git/config

Then you need to:

  • (recursively) remove the subdirectory containing the submodule in the repository
  • sometimes (recursively) the subdirectory containing the submodule in .git/modules

–jeroen

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