Jens Lehmann wrote:

> In commit 0656781fa "git mv" learned to update the submodule path in the
> .gitmodules file when moving a submodule in the work tree. But since that
> commit update_path_in_gitmodules() gets called no matter if we moved a
> submodule or a regular file, which is wrong and leads to a bogus warning
> when moving a regular file in a repo containing a .gitmodules file:
>     warning: Could not find section in .gitmodules where path=<filename>
> Reported-by: Matthieu Moy <>
> Signed-off-by: Jens Lehmann <>
> ---
> And this is the fix for it, which I believe is stuff for maint.

Thanks again, and sorry to leave this hanging.  I had some vague ideas
for improvement:

 * style nits: test is a little long, making it hard to take in at a
   glance; tests tend to try to avoid pipelines to avoid losing the
   exit code from git commands; usual style is to use "test" instead
   of "[" consistently

 * would be nice to have another test that makes sure the "move a
   file, not submodule" case keeps working

But those can easily happen as changes on top, and as you mentioned,
it's probably worth someone interested (e.g., me :)) making a pass to
clean up the style of the rest of the script anyway.

The patch as-is is obviously good.  Thanks again for the quick
diagnosis and fix.

Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
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