I wanna to get via "git submodule add http://example.com/submodulex.git"
only data (commits & files) of master branch and avoid of downloading any
other commits of other branches.
But I dont want to lose ability to update master branch with new commits.
And in best way dont lose the ability of uploading new branches into main
Yes i know, that this is little bit against git philosophy. But i can say,
that i will have fully separate and full-sufficient part of main git repo
with only master commits.
So result should be after adding of module something like this:
master branches of these two git repos will be identical, but non
of commits of project1,project2 only couldn't be found on Local server.
SubmoduleX (lets say 10MB of space)
branches: master, project1, project2
SubmoduleX (lets say 4MB of space)
1) If i will make on Local server any changes i will be able to push that
changes into master branch.
SubmoduleX (lets say 10,2MB of space)
branches: master(new commits recieved here), project1, project2
SubmoduleX (lets say 4,2MB of space)
branches: master(new commits pushed from here)
2) If I will make new branch project3 .. i will be able push it on main
server, and then update it.
SubmoduleX (lets say 11MB of space)
branches: master, project1, project2, project3
SubmoduleX (lets say 5MB of space)
branches: master, project3
In both of these cases i still dont wanna get(fetch,pull) any commits of
Hope it makes more sense, than before. Thanks for any help.
On Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:55:01 UTC+2, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen wrote:
> Could you try explaining in simpler terms what you are trying to do?
> My first guess is that you have a big repository with three branches, and
> you want to split it into three repositories, one for each branch. Is that
> On Friday, June 29, 2012 4:13:09 PM UTC+2, Nedvajz wrote:
>> is there a way, how to pull/clone (somehow) only commits of one, and only
>> one branch?
>> For example:
>> 1) Lets say i have 3 branches in one submodule. Master(commits 1,2,3,4) ,
>> Project1(commits 1,2,3,4,5) , Project2(commits 1,2,3,4,6,7,8).
>> 2) I am starting with Project3 and wanna to get submodule Master branch
>> only -> "git submodule add --only_specific_branch_commits
>> 3) Now i will look into submodule, and "git branch -v" will show me only
>> master, and as well "git branch -vr" show me only origin/master ...
>> And if i will try to git cherry-pick 5 on Master branch-> where 5 is
>> commit of Project1 only, there wont be any entry in history or so -> so it
>> Why I am looking for something like this?
>> We have cms for making Sites composed from submodules and via sumbodules
>> we can easily modificate what cms can/cant.
>> But always is there needed to specify one of plugins directly for that
>> project and there are changes useless for another projects.
>> So we made it till now via specific branch to get exactly what we need.
>> But after many and many projects, the repo of the most specified
>> plugins(modules) is going to be huge and it is not needed at all to get all
>> commits of all projects into new one, but just the clean master branch with
>> their commits.
>> Thanks for any help, Nedvajz.
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