Git submodules are supported by git-annex since version 5.20150303.
Git normally makes a
.git file in a
submodule, that points to the real git repository under
This presents problems for git-annex. So, when used in a submodule,
git-annex will automatically replace the
.git file with a symlink
pointing at the git repository. (When the filesystem doesn't support
symlinks, direct mode is used, and submodules are supported in that
With that taken care of, git-annex should work ok in submodules. Although this is a new and somewhat experimental feature.
The conversion of .git file to .git symlink mostly won't bother git.
- If you want to delete a whole submodule,
git rm submodulewill refuse to delete it, complaining that the submodule "uses a .git directory". Workaround: Use
rm -rfto delete the tree, and then