Chris Wilson <> writes:

>  I do not want to write an
> awk/sed script to remove all the submodules from .git/config ...

Don't do it then ;-)

I think "git config" was added exactly because people wanted to
customize their configuration from their scripts.

> I do, it seems bizarre that git submodule init can create this
> situation but cannot rectify it.

I do not see there is anything to rectify in your situation.

Whoever wrote .gitmodules may have supplied a URL you cannot access,
and the configuration mechanism is the way to use custom URL in
place of it.
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