The transition from submodule.<path>.* to submodule.<name>.* happened
in 73b0898d (Teach "git submodule add" the --name option, 2012-09-30),
which landed in v1.8.1-rc0 on 2012-12-03.  The first
submodule.<path>.branch reference landed a short time later in
b9289227 (submodule add: If --branch is given, record it in
.gitmodules, 2012-12-19), and I was probably just not aware of
73b0898d.  The second submodule.<path>.branch reference landed in
23d25e48 (submodule: explicit local branch creation in module_clone,
2014-01-26), and is just a copy paste error.  This commit updates both
references to the current submodule.<name>.branch.

Reported-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <>
This patch is against master, because 23d25e48 hasn't landed in maint
yet.  If you want, I can split this into two patches, one against
maint fixing the b9289227 typo and another against master fixing the
23d25e48 typo.

 Documentation/git-submodule.txt | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
index 46c1eeb..77588b0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@ update::
 For updates that clone missing submodules, checkout-mode updates will
 create submodules with detached HEADs; all other modes will create
-submodules with a local branch named after `submodule.<path>.branch`.
+submodules with a local branch named after `submodule.<name>.branch`.
 For updates that do not clone missing submodules, the submodule's HEAD
 is only touched when the remote reference does not match the
@@ -247,7 +247,7 @@ OPTIONS
        Branch of repository to add as submodule.
-       The name of the branch is recorded as `submodule.<path>.branch` in
+       The name of the branch is recorded as `submodule.<name>.branch` in
        `.gitmodules` for `update --remote`.

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