Re: git reset <tree-ish> <paths> of addition of a submodule?
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:10:58 -0500
- From: David Turner <novalis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: git reset <tree-ish> <paths> of addition of a submodule?
On Thu, 2017-11-30 at 12:05 -0500, David Turner wrote:
> git submodule add https://my-git-repo blort
> git commit -m 'add a submodule'
> git reset HEAD^ blort
> The reset deletes the gitlink, but does not delete the entry in
> .gitmodules. On one hand, this is exactly what the user asked for --
> they wanted the path 'blort' to be changed in the index, and that's
> what they got. On the other hand, the behavior differs from git rm,
> and seems confusing: most folks don't want an entry in .gitmodules
> which doesn't correspond to a gitlink.
> If reset isn't the right thing for me to do when I want to say "oops"
> about adding a submodule, then what is? I could do:
> git reset HEAD^ blort .gitmodules
> but what if I added two submodules and only wanted to undo the
> of one?
Also, resetting the deletion of a submodule has an even worse issue --
you end up with a gitlink but no entry in .gitmodules.