From: "W. Trevor King" <>

Before this commit, all the settings fell under the initial "Each
submodule section also contains the following required keys:".  The
example shows sections with just 'update' and 'url' entries, but we
should still make the required/optional distinction explicit for the

Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <>
 Documentation/gitmodules.txt | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitmodules.txt b/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
index f7be93f..347a9f7 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
@@ -35,6 +35,8 @@ submodule.<name>.url::
        linkgit:git-clone[1] or (if it begins with ./ or ../) a location
        relative to the superproject's origin repository.
+In addition, there are a number of optional keys:
        Defines what to do when the submodule is updated by the superproject.
        If 'checkout' (the default), the new commit specified in the

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