Sub module


Notes on submodules A great way to split up a project into smaller modules

Resources:

https://gist.github.com/gitaarik/8735255

  • Adding a submodule: (git-command url dir)
  • Set terminal to the root of the project
    git submodule add https://github.com/eonist/With.git Packages/External/With/
    

Editing existing

  1. Delete the folder with the submodule
  2. Delete ref in .submodules and Delete ref in .git/.config (⚠️️ This part can sometimes be skipped ⚠️️)
  3. force add with: git submodule add --force https://github.com/eonist/With.git Packages/Remote/With/

Resetting submodule

Sometimes editing or changing a submodule just creates an avalanche of issues. So resetting is a better option

  1. Compress your project, to back it up (This can be smart to do even when adding a submodule etc, submodule is DarkMagic(TM) )
  2. git reset --hard
  3. Add submodules ✨

Gotchas:

  • Updating submodules: git submodule update --remote
  • github desktop now has better support for updating submodules from the root project
  • you can also inspect the gitsubmodule list by opening .gitsubmodules in the root dir of your project