On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 10:36:17PM +0000, TJ wrote:
> I've recently had need to re-arrange more than ten submodules within
> a project and discovered there is apparently no easy way to do it.

I ran into a similar problem last month, and wrote a similar script
[1] ;).  There are a few other related threads you might be interested

On Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 07:36:03PM -0500, 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
> …
> [1]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/88720
> [2]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/143250
> [4]: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4323558/moving-submodules-with-git
> [3]: 
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4604486/how-do-i-move-an-existing-git-submodule-within-a-git-repository

The long-term solution is probably Jens' branch:

On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 07:59:53AM +0100, Jens Lehmann wrote:
> I´m currently working on teaching mv to move submodules and intend
> to send those patches to the list after finishing submodule deinit.
> Please see
>   https://github.com/jlehmann/git-submod-enhancements/commits/mv-submodules
> for the current state of this series.


[1]: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/212861

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