SYNOPSIS

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 linkgit: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.

SEE ALSO

linkgit:git-submodule[1] linkgit:git-config[1]

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by Lars Hjemli <hjemli@gmail.com>

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite