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Git Submodule Usage

Remove a submodule

  • Delete the relevant section from the .gitmodules file.
  • Stage the .gitmodules changes git add .gitmodules
  • Delete the relevant section from .git/config.
  • Run git rm --cached path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Run rm -rf .git/modules/path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Commit git commit -m "Removed submodule"
  • Delete the now untracked submodule files rm -rf path_to_submodule

Last update: October 1, 2021
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