Am 07.01.2013 02:39, schrieb Jonathan Nieder:
> (just cc-ing Jens and Peter, who might be interested)
I´m currently working on teaching mv to move submodules and intend
to send those patches to the list after finishing submodule deinit.
for the current state of this series.
> W. Trevor King wrote:
>> Today I had to move my first submodule, and I discovered that Git's
>> support for this is pretty limited. There have been a few patch
>> series attempting to address this [1,2], but none of them seems to
>> have pushed through into master (although I can't put my finger on a
>> reason for why). There are also some SO postings discussing this
>> [3,4]. It would be nice if `git mv` worked out of the box on
>> submodules. Failing that, there could be a `git submodule mv` command
>> that casts the appropriate spell. Failing that, there could be a
>> recipe in Documentation/git-submodule.txt. Here's the best I could
>> come up with for a `git-submodule-mv.sh`:
>> # usage: git-submodule-mv.sh OLD NEW
>> OLD=$(realpath --relative-to . "$1")
>> NEW=$(realpath --relative-to . "$2")
>> SHA=$(git ls-files -s "$OLD" | sed 's|^[0-9]* \([0-9a-f]*\) .*|\1|')
>> NAME=$(git config -f .gitmodules --get-regexp 'submodule\..*\.path' "$OLD"
>> sed -e 's|^submodule.||' -e "s|.path $OLD\$||")
>> GITDIR=$(realpath --relative-to "$NEW" .git/modules/"$NAME")
>> git config -f .gitmodules submodule."$NAME".path "$NEW"
>> git config -f .git/modules/"$NAME"/config core.worktree "../../../$NEW"
>> git rm --cached "$OLD"
>> mv "$OLD" "$NEW"
>> echo "gitdir: $GITDIR" > "$NEW/.git"
>> git update-index --add --cacheinfo 160000 "$SHA" "$NEW"
>> This only works from the repository root directory, and I'm sure makes
>> a number of poor assumptions (e.g. old-style submodules that don't use
>> `gitdir` links are not supported). It does work for some simple test
>> cases. The tricky parts (e.g. path -> name conversion) are already
>> worked out more robustly git-submodule.sh, so adding a new cmd_mv
>> shouldn't be very difficult.
>> Could something like this live somewhere in Git, or are we waiting for
>> a more integrated solution?
>> : http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/88720
>> : http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/143250
>> : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4323558/moving-submodules-with-git
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