From: "W. Trevor King" <>

Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <>
 Documentation/git-submodule.txt | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
index 9a99826..d4e993f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
@@ -220,6 +220,14 @@ OPTIONS
        is not set either, `HEAD` will be recorded.  Because the branch name
        is optional, you must use the equal-sign form (`-r=<branch>`), not
        `-r <branch>`.
+The recorded setting is not actually used by git; however, some
+external tools and workflows may make use of it.  For example, if the
+upstream branches still exist and you have a recorded branch setting
+for each of your submodules, you can update all of the submodules to
+the current branch tips with:
+       git submodule foreach 'git checkout $submodule_branch && git pull'

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