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

On Tuesday 09 January 2018 12:08 AM, Stefan Beller wrote:
>> 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?

Maybe I misunderstood submodules when I wrote that example. Could you
help out with a better and precise replacement?

Just putting in some context as to why I did this change, I thought this
was the only thing that lacked an example and wanted to make it consistent.


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