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GITMODULES

Section: Git Manual (5)
Updated: 09/30/2007
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NAME

gitmodules - defining submodule properties  

SYNOPSIS

gitmodules  

DESCRIPTION

The .gitmodules file, located in the top-level directory of a git working tree, is a text file with a syntax matching the requirements of git-config(1).

The file contains one subsection per submodule, and the subsection value is the name of the submodule. Each submodule section also contains the following required keys:

submodule.<name>.path

Defines the path, relative to the top-level directory of the git working tree, where the submodule is expected to be checked out. The path name must not end with a /. All submodule paths must be unique within the .gitmodules file.

submodule.<name>.url

Defines an url from where the submodule repository can be cloned.
 

EXAMPLES

Consider the following .gitmodules file:

[submodule "libfoo"]
        path = include/foo
        url = git://foo.com/git/lib.git

[submodule "libbar"]
        path = include/bar
        url = git://bar.com/git/lib.git
This defines two submodules, libfoo and libbar. These are expected to be checked out in the paths include/foo and include/bar, and for both submodules an url is specified which can be used for cloning the submodules.  

SEE ALSO

git-submodule(1) git-config(1)  

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by Lars Hjemli <hjemli@gmail.com>  

GIT

Part of the git(7) suite


 

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