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authorKyle Meyer <>2020-01-08 00:31:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-01-15 18:22:24 (GMT)
commitc81638541cbbf5868e79037ca29b6e37e47461e5 (patch)
tree33c14af5bf2876375fe8590b605415cc855a9357 /t/
parentd0654dc308b0ba76dd8ed7bbb33c8d8f7aacd783 (diff)
submodule add: show 'add --dry-run' stderr when aborting
Unless --force is specified, 'submodule add' checks if the destination path is ignored by calling 'git add --dry-run --ignore-missing', and, if that call fails, aborts with a custom "path is ignored" message (a slight variant of what 'git add' shows). Aborting early rather than letting the downstream 'git add' call fail is done so that the command exits before cloning into the destination path. However, in rare cases where the dry-run call fails for a reason other than the path being ignored---for example, due to a preexisting index.lock file---displaying the "ignored path" error message hides the real source of the failure. Instead of displaying the tailored "ignored path" message, let's report the standard error from the dry run to give the caller more accurate information about failures that are not due to an ignored path. For the ignored path case, this leads to the following change in the error message: The following [-path is-]{+paths are+} ignored by one of your .gitignore files: <destination path> Use -f if you really want to add [-it.-]{+them.+} The new phrasing is a bit awkward, because 'submodule add' is only dealing with one destination path. Alternatively, we could continue to use the tailored message when the exit code is 1 (the expected status for a failure due to an ignored path) and relay the standard error for all other non-zero exits. That, however, risks hiding the message of unrelated failures that share an exit code of 1, so it doesn't seem worth doing just to avoid a clunkier, but still clear, error message. Signed-off-by: Kyle Meyer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 7f75bb1..42a00f9 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -156,9 +156,9 @@ test_expect_success 'submodule add to .gitignored path fails' '
cd addtest-ignore &&
cat <<-\EOF >expect &&
- The following path is ignored by one of your .gitignore files:
+ The following paths are ignored by one of your .gitignore files:
- Use -f if you really want to add it.
+ Use -f if you really want to add them.
# Does not use test_commit due to the ignore
echo "*" > .gitignore &&
@@ -191,6 +191,17 @@ test_expect_success 'submodule add to reconfigure existing submodule with --forc
+test_expect_success 'submodule add relays add --dry-run stderr' '
+ test_when_finished "rm -rf addtest/.git/index.lock" &&
+ (
+ cd addtest &&
+ : >.git/index.lock &&
+ ! git submodule add "$submodurl" sub-while-locked 2>output.err &&
+ test_i18ngrep "^fatal: .*index\.lock" output.err &&
+ test_path_is_missing sub-while-locked
+ )
test_expect_success 'submodule add --branch' '
echo "refs/heads/initial" >expect-head &&
cat <<-\EOF >expect-heads &&