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Re: [PATCH 3/8] Doc/gitsubmodules: specify how submodules help in reduced size




On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Kaartic Sivaraam
<kaartic.sivaraam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt | 3 +++
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt b/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> index cb795c6b6..3f73983d5 100644
> --- a/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/gitsubmodules.txt
> @@ -63,6 +63,9 @@ Submodules can be used for at least two different use cases:
>      * Transfer size:
>        In its current form Git requires the whole working tree present. It
>        does not allow partial trees to be transferred in fetch or clone.
> +      If you have your project as multiple repositories tied together as
> +      submodules in a superproject, you can avoid fetching the working
> +      trees of the repositories you are not interested in.

You do not fetch a working tree, but a whole repository?

>      * Access control:
>        By restricting user access to submodules, this can be used to implement
>        read/write policies for different users.
> --
> 2.16.0.rc0.223.g4a4ac8367
>