Le vendredi 07 mars 2014 à 15:37 -0800, Junio C Hamano a écrit : > Henri GEIST <geist.he...@laposte.net> writes: > > > This information is technical in nature but has some importance for general > > users. > > As this kind of clone have a separate gitdir, you will have a surprise if > > you > > copy past the worktree as the gitdir will not come together. > > I am not sure if I understand exactly what you are trying to say. > Are you saying that you had a submodule at "sub/dir" in your working > tree, and then "mkdir ../another && cp -R sub/dir ../another" did > not result in a usable Git working tree in ../another directory? > > It is almost like complaining that "mkdir ../newone && cp -R * ../newone/" > did not result in a usable git repository in ../newone directory and > honestly speaking, that sounds borderline insane, I'd have to say. > > Yes, if a user knows what she is doing, she should be able to make > something like that work, without running "git clone" (which is > probably the way most users would do it). And yes, it would be good > to let the user learn from the documentation enough so that she > "knows what she is doing". But no, I do not think end-user facing > documentation for "git-submodule" subcommand is the way to do that. > > That is why I suggested repository-layout as potentially a better > alternative location. > > But perhaps I am mis-reading your rationale. > >
Let me rephrase my example : To give one of my project to someone else I have copied it on a USB key. By a simple drag and drop with the mouse. And I am quite sure I am not alone doing this way. I have done those kind of things lot of time without any problem. But that day 'the_project' happened to be a submodule cloned by 'git submodule update' then on the USB key the $GIT_DIR of 'the_project' was missing. If 'man git-submodule' have made me aware of the particularities of submodules clone I had write in a terminal: git clone the_project /media/usb/the_project Or at least I had understand what happened quicker. I have nothing against also adding something in repository-layout but I am pretty sure normal users never read repository-layout as it is not a command they use. And it is not mentioned in most tutorials.
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