Am 10/1/2012 12:41, schrieb Howard Miller:
> - I have an existing (long standing) project in git with an upstream in github
> - I added a subdirectory which I had forgotten was itself a git
> project (i.e. it has its own .git directory)
> - I committed the subdirectory (git add /path/to/subdir;  git commit -m ....)
> - I pushed the latest version upstream
> this point I realised that only the directory name had been pushed. 
> SO...
> - git rm /path/to/subdir resulted in fatal: pathspec
> '/path/to/subdir/' did not match any files
> - so I deleted it manually, re-copied the directory and removed its
> ..git directory
> ....I now cannot add or commit the directory. Git just ignores it. I
> have grepped and searched and kind find no reference to this directory
> anywhere. I am completely stumped.
> Can anybody help? I don't want this to be a git subdirectory, I just
> want to be able to add the files (without the .git directory)


  git rm -f --cached path/to/subdir   # remove from index, keep files
  git add path/to/subdir

-- Hannes
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