I was not aware of git subtree. I'll go and do some reading. Thanks
for the pointer!

On 1 October 2012 17:40, Jens Lehmann <jens.lehm...@web.de> wrote:
>
> Am 01.10.2012 14:05, schrieb Howard Miller:
> >>
> >> Perhaps:
> >>
> >>   git rm -f --cached path/to/subdir   # remove from index, keep files
> >>   git add path/to/subdir
> >>
> >> -- Hannes
> >
> > Fantastic.... worked perfectly.  I'll write that down somewhere for
> > the next time I do it :)
> >
> > Is there a better way of handling sub-modules like that? I've looked
> > at git submodules but just got into more of a mess. It would be nice
> > to push a project complete with a (git) submodule upstream but it
> > seems tricky or impossible.
>
> Git submodules are distinct repositories by design, so you'd have to
> create an upstream repository for the submodule too to make that work.
> But I have the impression that you want to import another repository
> into a directory of your repo, so maybe git subtree is what you want.
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