On Sun, Apr 06 2014, Jens Lehmann wrote:
> Am 02.04.2014 23:52, schrieb Michal Sojka:
>> I needed to convert a subdirectory of a repo to a submodule and have the
>> histories of both repos linked together. I found that this was discussed
>> few years back , but the code seemed quite complicated and was not
>> Now, the situation is better, because git subtree can already do most of
>> the work. Below is a script that I used to split a submodule from my
>> repo. It basically consist of a call to 'git subtree split' followed by
>> 'git filter-branch' to link the histories together.
>> I'd like to get some initial feedback on it before attempting to
>> integrate it with git sources (i.e. writing tests and doc). What do you
> Why do want to rewrite the whole history of the superproject,
> wouldn't it suffice to turn a directory into a submodule with
> the same content in a simple commit?
I wanted to publish a project including its history but a part of that
project could not be made public due to legal reasons. Putting that part
into submodule seemed like best idea.
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