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SYNOPSIS

$GIT_WORK_DIR/.gitmodules

DESCRIPTION

The .gitmodules file, located in the top-level directory of a git working tree, is a text file with a syntax matching the requirements of git-config(1).

The file contains one subsection per submodule, and the subsection value is the name of the submodule. Each submodule section also contains the following required keys:

submodule.<name>.path

Defines the path, relative to the top-level directory of the git working tree, where the submodule is expected to be checked out. The path name must not end with a /. All submodule paths must be unique within the .gitmodules file.

submodule.<name>.url

Defines an url from where the submodule repository can be cloned.

EXAMPLES

Consider the following .gitmodules file:

	[submodule "libfoo"]
		path = include/foo
		url = git://foo.com/git/lib.git
	[submodule "libbar"]
		path = include/bar
		url = git://bar.com/git/lib.git

This defines two submodules, libfoo and libbar. These are expected to be checked out in the paths include/foo and include/bar, and for both submodules an url is specified which can be used for cloning the submodules.

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by Lars Hjemli <hjemli@gmail.com>

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite