On 18 June 2015 at 12:30, Lars Schneider <larsxschnei...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> AFAIK Git has two ways to clone a repository with respect to submodules:
> (1) Plain clone of just the repository itself:
> git clone git://github.com/foo/bar.git
> (2) Recursive clone of the repository including all its submodules:
> git clone --recursive git://github.com/foo/bar.git
> I am working on a big cross platform project and on certain platforms I
> don't need certain submodules. AFAIK there is no way to selectively clone
> only a subset of the submodules with the standard command line interface. I
> wonder if something like an exclude pattern for submodules would be of
> general interest. I imagine a call like this after a plain "clone"
> operation:
> git submodule update --init --recursive --exclude 3rdParty/Windows/*
> or even:
> git clone --recursive --exclude 3rdParty/Windows/*
> git://github.com/foo/bar.git
> Please let me know what you think.

Personally I think I'd rather use a multi-repo-mgmt tool (like
git-repo or mu-repo) instead of relying on submodules.  Then it's easy
to have different configurations for different platforms.


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