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authorW. Trevor King <>2014-01-03 18:31:22 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-01-06 17:08:18 (GMT)
commit43fda9455c2f9300327e5cf1c532c083354e66b5 (patch)
tree8db6072092da95278d028325306e837b02e95d43 /Documentation
parentb9cf14d43b221fc2cce07b63d1dca408c17946e3 (diff)
Documentation/gitmodules: Only 'update' and 'url' are required
Descriptions for all the settings fell under the initial "Each submodule section also contains the following required keys:". The example shows sections with just 'path' and 'url' entries, which are indeed required, but we should still make the required/optional distinction explicit to clarify that the rest of them are optional. Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <> Reviewed-by: Heiko Voigt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/gitmodules.txt b/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
index f7be93f..347a9f7 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitmodules.txt
@@ -35,6 +35,8 @@ submodule.<name>.url::
linkgit:git-clone[1] or (if it begins with ./ or ../) a location
relative to the superproject's origin repository.
+In addition, there are a number of optional keys:
Defines what to do when the submodule is updated by the superproject.
If 'checkout' (the default), the new commit specified in the