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2019-01-24cache.h: flip NO_THE_INDEX_COMPATIBILITY_MACROS switchNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
By default, index compat macros are off from now on, because they could hide the_index dependency. Only those in builtin can use it. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-05-30Merge branch 'ma/lockfile-cleanup'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up to adjust to a more recent lockfile API convention that allows lockfile instances kept on the stack. * ma/lockfile-cleanup: lock_file: move static locks into functions lock_file: make function-local locks non-static refs.c: do not die if locking fails in `delete_pseudoref()` refs.c: do not die if locking fails in `write_pseudoref()` t/helper/test-write-cache: clean up lock-handling
2018-05-10lock_file: move static locks into functionsMartin Ågren
Placing `struct lock_file`s on the stack used to be a bad idea, because the temp- and lockfile-machinery would keep a pointer into the struct. But after 076aa2cbd (tempfile: auto-allocate tempfiles on heap, 2017-09-05), we can safely have lockfiles on the stack. (This applies even if a user returns early, leaving a locked lock behind.) Each of these `struct lock_file`s is used from within a single function. Move them into the respective functions to make the scope clearer and drop the staticness. For good measure, I have inspected these sites and come to believe that they always release the lock, with the possible exception of bailing out using `die()` or `exit()` or by returning from a `cmd_foo()`. As pointed out by Jeff King, it would be bad if someone held on to a `struct lock_file *` for some reason. After some grepping, I agree with his findings: no-one appears to be doing that. After this commit, the remaining occurrences of "static struct lock_file" are locks that are used from within different functions. That is, they need to remain static. (Short of more intrusive changes like passing around pointers to non-static locks.) Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-05-08Merge branch 'sb/submodule-move-nested'Junio C Hamano
Moving a submodule that itself has submodule in it with "git mv" forgot to make necessary adjustment to the nested sub-submodules; now the codepath learned to recurse into the submodules. * sb/submodule-move-nested: submodule: fixup nested submodules after moving the submodule submodule-config: remove submodule_from_cache submodule-config: add repository argument to submodule_from_{name, path} submodule-config: allow submodule_free to handle arbitrary repositories grep: remove "repo" arg from non-supporting funcs submodule.h: drop declaration of connect_work_tree_and_git_dir
2018-03-29submodule: fixup nested submodules after moving the submoduleStefan Beller
connect_work_tree_and_git_dir is used to connect a submodule worktree with its git directory and vice versa after events that require a reconnection such as moving around the working tree. As submodules can have nested submodules themselves, we'd also want to fix the nested submodules when asked to. Add an option to recurse into the nested submodules and connect them as well. As submodules are identified by their name (which determines their git directory in relation to their superproject's git directory) internally and by their path in the working tree of the superproject, we need to make sure that the mapping of name <-> path is kept intact. We can do that in the git-mv command by writing out the gitmodules file first and then forcing a reload of the submodule config machinery. Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-03-21Merge branch 'ma/skip-writing-unchanged-index'Junio C Hamano
Internal API clean-up to allow write_locked_index() optionally skip writing the in-core index when it is not modified. * ma/skip-writing-unchanged-index: write_locked_index(): add flag to avoid writing unchanged index
2018-03-14Merge branch 'nd/parseopt-completion'Junio C Hamano
Teach parse-options API an option to help the completion script, and make use of the mechanism in command line completion. * nd/parseopt-completion: (45 commits) completion: more subcommands in _git_notes() completion: complete --{reuse,reedit}-message= for all notes subcmds completion: simplify _git_notes completion: don't set PARSE_OPT_NOCOMPLETE on --rerere-autoupdate completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_worktree completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_tag completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_status completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_show_branch completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_rm completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_revert completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_reset completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_replace remote: force completing --mirror= instead of --mirror completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_remote completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_push completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_pull completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_notes completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_name_rev completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_mv completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_merge_base ...
2018-03-06Merge branch 'sm/mv-dry-run-update'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up. * sm/mv-dry-run-update: mv: remove unneeded 'if (!show_only)' t7001: add test case for --dry-run
2018-03-01write_locked_index(): add flag to avoid writing unchanged indexMartin Ågren
We have several callers like if (active_cache_changed && write_locked_index(...)) handle_error(); rollback_lock_file(...); where the final rollback is needed because "!active_cache_changed" shortcuts the if-expression. There are also a few variants of this, including some if-else constructs that make it more clear when the explicit rollback is really needed. Teach `write_locked_index()` to take a new flag SKIP_IF_UNCHANGED and simplify the callers. Leave the most complicated of the callers (in builtin/update-index.c) unchanged. Rewriting it to use this new flag would end up duplicating logic. We could have made the new flag behave the other way round ("FORCE_WRITE"), but that could break existing users behind their backs. Let's take the more conservative approach. We can still migrate existing callers to use our new flag. Later we might even be able to flip the default, possibly without entirely ignoring the risk to in-flight or out-of-tree topics. Suggested-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-02-09completion: use __gitcomp_builtin in _git_mvNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
The new completable option is --verbose. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-02-09parse-options: let OPT__FORCE take optional flags argumentNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
--force option is most likely hidden from command line completion for safety reasons. This is done by adding an extra flag PARSE_OPT_NOCOMPLETE. Update OPT__FORCE() to accept additional flags. Actual flag change comes later depending on individual commands. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-02-07mv: remove unneeded 'if (!show_only)'Stefan Moch
Commit a127331cd (mv: allow moving nested submodules, 2016-04-19), introduced if (show_only) continue; in this for-loop before if (!show_only) which became redundant, because it is now always true. Signed-off-by: Stefan Moch <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-12-12submodule: convert stage_updated_gitmodules to take a struct index_stateBrandon Williams
Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-08-03submodule: remove gitmodules_configBrandon Williams
Now that the submodule-config subsystem can lazily read the gitmodules file we no longer need to explicitly pre-read the gitmodules by calling 'gitmodules_config()' so let's remove it. Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-08-02submodule: check for unstaged .gitmodules outside of config parsingBrandon Williams
Teach 'is_staging_gitmodules_ok()' to be able to determine in the '.gitmodules' file has unstaged changes based on the passed in index instead of relying on a global variable which is set during the submodule-config parsing. Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-06-15config: don't include config.h by defaultBrandon Williams
Stop including config.h by default in cache.h. Instead only include config.h in those files which require use of the config system. Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-01-18Merge branch 'bw/pathspec-cleanup'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up in the pathspec API. * bw/pathspec-cleanup: pathspec: rename prefix_pathspec to init_pathspec_item pathspec: small readability changes pathspec: create strip submodule slash helpers pathspec: create parse_element_magic helper pathspec: create parse_long_magic function pathspec: create parse_short_magic function pathspec: factor global magic into its own function pathspec: simpler logic to prefix original pathspec elements pathspec: always show mnemonic and name in unsupported_magic pathspec: remove unused variable from unsupported_magic pathspec: copy and free owned memory pathspec: remove the deprecated get_pathspec function ls-tree: convert show_recursive to use the pathspec struct interface dir: convert fill_directory to use the pathspec struct interface dir: remove struct path_simplify mv: remove use of deprecated 'get_pathspec()'
2017-01-09mv: remove use of deprecated 'get_pathspec()'Brandon Williams
Convert the 'internal_copy_pathspec()' function to 'prefix_path()' instead of using the deprecated 'get_pathspec()' interface. Also, rename 'internal_copy_pathspec()' to 'internal_prefix_pathspec()' to be more descriptive of what the funciton is actually doing. In addition to this, fix a memory leak caused by only duplicating some of the pathspec elements. Instead always duplicate all of the the pathspec elements as an intermediate step (with modificationed based on the passed in flags). This way the intermediate strings can then be freed after getting the result from 'prefix_path()'. Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Reviewed-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-12-07hold_locked_index(): align error handling with hold_lockfile_for_update()Junio C Hamano
Callers of the hold_locked_index() function pass 0 when they want to prepare to write a new version of the index file without wishing to die or emit an error message when the request fails (e.g. somebody else already held the lock), and pass 1 when they want the call to die upon failure. This option is called LOCK_DIE_ON_ERROR by the underlying lockfile API, and the hold_locked_index() function translates the paramter to LOCK_DIE_ON_ERROR when calling the hold_lock_file_for_update(). Replace these hardcoded '1' with LOCK_DIE_ON_ERROR and stop translating. Callers other than the ones that are replaced with this change pass '0' to the function; no behaviour change is intended with this patch. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> --- Among the callers of hold_locked_index() that passes 0: - diff.c::refresh_index_quietly() at the end of "git diff" is an opportunistic update; it leaks the lockfile structure but it is just before the program exits and nobody should care. - builtin/describe.c::cmd_describe(), builtin/commit.c::cmd_status(), sequencer.c::read_and_refresh_cache() are all opportunistic updates and they are OK. - builtin/update-index.c::cmd_update_index() takes a lock upfront but we may end up not needing to update the index (i.e. the entries may be fully up-to-date), in which case we do not need to issue an error upon failure to acquire the lock. We do diagnose and die if we indeed need to update, so it is OK. - wt-status.c::require_clean_work_tree() IS BUGGY. It asks silence, does not check the returned value. Compare with callsites like cmd_describe() and cmd_status() to notice that it is wrong to call update_index_if_able() unconditionally.
2016-10-03Merge branch 'rs/copy-array'Junio C Hamano
Code cleanup. * rs/copy-array: use COPY_ARRAY add COPY_ARRAY
2016-09-25use COPY_ARRAYRené Scharfe
Add a semantic patch for converting certain calls of memcpy(3) to COPY_ARRAY() and apply that transformation to the code base. The result is shorter and safer code. For now only consider calls where source and destination have the same type, or in other words: easy cases. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-08-08git mv: do not keep slash in `git mv dir non-existing-dir/`Johannes Schindelin
When calling `rename("dir", "non-existing-dir/")` on Linux, it silently succeeds, stripping the trailing slash of the second argument. This is all good and dandy but this behavior disagrees with the specs at that state clearly regarding the 2nd parameter (called `new`): If the `new` argument does not resolve to an existing directory entry for a file of type directory and the `new` argument contains at least one non- <slash> character and ends with one or more trailing <slash> characters after all symbolic links have been processed, `rename()` shall fail. Of course, we would like `git mv dir non-existing-dir/` to succeed (and rename the directory "dir" to "non-existing-dir"). Let's be extra careful to remove the trailing slash in that case. This lets pass in Bash on Windows. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-04-29Merge branch 'sb/mv-submodule-fix'Junio C Hamano
"git mv old new" did not adjust the path for a submodule that lives as a subdirectory inside old/ directory correctly. * sb/mv-submodule-fix: mv: allow moving nested submodules
2016-04-19mv: allow moving nested submodulesStefan Beller
When directories are moved using `git mv` all files in the directory have been just moved, but no further action was taken on them. This was done by assigning the mode = WORKING_DIRECTORY to the files inside a moved directory. submodules however need to update their link to the git directory as well as updates to the .gitmodules file. By removing the condition of `mode != INDEX` (the remaining modes are BOTH and WORKING_DIRECTORY) for the required submodule actions, we perform these for submodules in a moved directory. Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-02-22use st_add and st_mult for allocation size computationJeff King
If our size computation overflows size_t, we may allocate a much smaller buffer than we expected and overflow it. It's probably impossible to trigger an overflow in most of these sites in practice, but it is easy enough convert their additions and multiplications into overflow-checking variants. This may be fixing real bugs, and it makes auditing the code easier. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-02-22convert trivial cases to ALLOC_ARRAYJeff King
Each of these cases can be converted to use ALLOC_ARRAY or REALLOC_ARRAY, which has two advantages: 1. It automatically checks the array-size multiplication for overflow. 2. It always uses sizeof(*array) for the element-size, so that it can never go out of sync with the declared type of the array. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-01-14standardize usage info string formatAlex Henrie
This patch puts the usage info strings that were not already in docopt- like format into docopt-like format, which will be a litle easier for end users and a lot easier for translators. Changes include: - Placing angle brackets around fill-in-the-blank parameters - Putting dashes in multiword parameter names - Adding spaces to [-f|--foobar] to make [-f | --foobar] - Replacing <foobar>* with [<foobar>...] Signed-off-by: Alex Henrie <> Reviewed-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-10-01lockfile.h: extract new header file for the functions in lockfile.cMichael Haggerty
Move the interface declaration for the functions in lockfile.c from cache.h to a new file, lockfile.h. Add #includes where necessary (and remove some redundant includes of cache.h by files that already include builtin.h). Move the documentation of the lock_file state diagram from lockfile.c to the new header file. Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-18use REALLOC_ARRAY for changing the allocation size of arraysRené Scharfe
Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: no SP between function name and the first opening parentheseNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: combine two if(s)Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: unindent one level for directory move codeNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: move index search code outNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
"Huh?" is removed from die() message. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: remove an "if" that's always trueNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
This is inside an "else" block of "if (last - first < 1)", so we know that "last - first >= 1" when we come here. No need to check "last - first > 0". While at there, save "argc + last - first" to a variable to shorten the statements a bit. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-03mv: split submodule move preparation code outNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
"Huh?" is removed from die() message. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-08-11mv: flatten error handling code blockNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-08-11mv: mark strings for translationsNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-07-16Merge branch 'nd/split-index'Junio C Hamano
An experiment to use two files (the base file and incremental changes relative to it) to represent the index to reduce I/O cost of rewriting a large index when only small part of the working tree changes. * nd/split-index: (32 commits) t1700: new tests for split-index mode t2104: make sure split index mode is off for the version test read-cache: force split index mode with GIT_TEST_SPLIT_INDEX read-tree: note about dropping split-index mode or index version read-tree: force split-index mode off on --index-output rev-parse: add --shared-index-path to get shared index path update-index --split-index: do not split if $GIT_DIR is read only update-index: new options to enable/disable split index mode split-index: strip pathname of on-disk replaced entries split-index: do not invalidate cache-tree at read time split-index: the reading part split-index: the writing part read-cache: mark updated entries for split index read-cache: save deleted entries in split index read-cache: mark new entries for split index read-cache: split-index mode read-cache: save index SHA-1 after reading entry.c: update cache_changed if refresh_cache is set in checkout_entry() cache-tree: mark istate->cache_changed on prime_cache_tree() cache-tree: mark istate->cache_changed on cache tree update ...
2014-06-13read-cache: new API write_locked_index instead of write_index/write_cacheNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-06-06Merge branch 'dt/merge-recursive-case-insensitive'Junio C Hamano
On a case insensitive filesystem, merge-recursive incorrectly deleted the file that is to be renamed to a name that is the same except for case differences. * dt/merge-recursive-case-insensitive: mv: allow renaming to fix case on case insensitive filesystems merge-recursive.c: fix case-changing merge bug
2014-05-08mv: allow renaming to fix case on case insensitive filesystemsDavid Turner
"git mv hello.txt Hello.txt" on a case insensitive filesystem always triggers "destination already exists" error, because these two names refer to the same path from the filesystem's point of view, and requires the user to give "--force" when correcting the case of the path recorded in the index and in the next commit. Detect this case and allow it without requiring "--force". Signed-off-by: David Turner <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-03-25Merge branch 'jk/mv-submodules-fix'Junio C Hamano
"git mv" that moves a submodule forgot to adjust the array that uses to keep track of which submodules were to be moved to update its configuration. * jk/mv-submodules-fix: mv: prevent mismatched data when ignoring errors. builtin/mv: fix out of bounds write
2014-03-17mv: prevent mismatched data when ignoring errors.brian m. carlson
We shrink the source and destination arrays, but not the modes or submodule_gitfile arrays, resulting in potentially mismatched data. Shrink all the arrays at the same time to prevent this. Add tests to ensure the problem does not recur. Signed-off-by: brian m. carlson <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-03-11builtin/mv: fix out of bounds writeJohn Keeping
When commit a88c915 (mv: move submodules using a gitfile, 2013-07-30) added the submodule_gitfile array, it was not added to the block that enlarges the arrays when we are moving a directory so that we do not have to worry about it being a directory when we perform the actual move. After this, the loop continues over the enlarged set of sources. Since we assume that submodule_gitfile has size argc, if any of the items in the source directory are submodules we are guaranteed to write beyond the end of submodule_gitfile. Fix this by realloc'ing submodule_gitfile at the same time as the other arrays. Reported-by: Guillaume Gelin <> Signed-off-by: John Keeping <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-02-18builtin/mv: don't use memory after freeJohn Keeping
If 'src' already ends with a slash, then add_slash() will just return it, meaning that 'free(src_with_slash)' is actually 'free(src)'. Since we use 'src' later, this will result in use-after-free. In fact, this cannot happen because 'src' comes from internal_copy_pathspec() without the KEEP_TRAILING_SLASH flag, so any trailing '/' will have been stripped; but static analysis tools are not clever enough to realise this and so warn that 'src' could be used after having been free'd. Fix this by checking that 'src_w_slash' is indeed newly allocated memory. Signed-off-by: John Keeping <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-01-10mv: let 'git mv file no-such-dir/' error out on Windows, tooJohannes Sixt
The previous commit c57f628 (mv: let 'git mv file no-such-dir/' error out) relies on that rename("file", "no-such-dir/") fails if the directory does not exist (note the trailing slash). This does not work as expected on Windows: This rename() call does not fail, but renames "file" to "no-such-dir" (not to "no-such-dir/file"). Insert an explicit check for this case to force an error. This changes the error message from $ git mv file no-such-dir/ fatal: renaming 'file' failed: Not a directory to $ git mv file no-such-dir/ fatal: destination directory does not exist, source=file, destination=no-such-dir/ Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-12-04mv: let 'git mv file no-such-dir/' error outMatthieu Moy
Git used to trim the trailing slash, and make the command equivalent to 'git mv file no-such-dir', which created the file no-such-dir (while the trailing slash explicitly stated that it could only be a directory). This patch skips the trailing slash removal for the destination path. The path with its trailing slash is passed to rename(2), which errors out with the appropriate message: $ git mv file no-such-dir/ fatal: renaming 'file' failed: Not a directory Original-patch-by: Duy Nguyen <> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-10-14mv: Fix spurious warning when moving a file in presence of submodulesJens Lehmann
In commit 0656781fa "git mv" learned to update the submodule path in the .gitmodules file when moving a submodule in the work tree. But since that commit update_path_in_gitmodules() gets called no matter if we moved a submodule or a regular file, which is wrong and leads to a bogus warning when moving a regular file in a repo containing a .gitmodules file: warning: Could not find section in .gitmodules where path=<filename> Fix that by only calling update_path_in_gitmodules() when moving a submodule. To achieve that, we introduce the special SUBMODULE_WITH_GITDIR define to distinguish the cases where we also have to connect work tree and git directory from those where we only need to update the .gitmodules setting. A test for submodules using a .git directory together with a .gitmodules file has been added to t7001. Even though newer git versions will always use a gitfile when cloning submodules, repositories cloned with older git versions will still use this layout. Reported-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Jens Lehmann <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
2013-09-09Merge branch 'jl/submodule-mv'Junio C Hamano
"git mv A B" when moving a submodule A does "the right thing", inclusing relocating its working tree and adjusting the paths in the .gitmodules file. * jl/submodule-mv: (53 commits) rm: delete .gitmodules entry of submodules removed from the work tree mv: update the path entry in .gitmodules for moved submodules submodule.c: add .gitmodules staging helper functions mv: move submodules using a gitfile mv: move submodules together with their work trees rm: do not set a variable twice without intermediate reading. t6131 - skip tests if on case-insensitive file system parse_pathspec: accept :(icase)path syntax pathspec: support :(glob) syntax pathspec: make --literal-pathspecs disable pathspec magic pathspec: support :(literal) syntax for noglob pathspec kill limit_pathspec_to_literal() as it's only used by parse_pathspec() parse_pathspec: preserve prefix length via PATHSPEC_PREFIX_ORIGIN parse_pathspec: make sure the prefix part is wildcard-free rename field "raw" to "_raw" in struct pathspec tree-diff: remove the use of pathspec's raw[] in follow-rename codepath remove match_pathspec() in favor of match_pathspec_depth() remove init_pathspec() in favor of parse_pathspec() remove diff_tree_{setup,release}_paths convert common_prefix() to use struct pathspec ...
2013-08-06mv: update the path entry in .gitmodules for moved submodulesJens Lehmann
Currently using "git mv" on a submodule moves the submodule's work tree in that of the superproject. But the submodule's path setting in .gitmodules is left untouched, which is now inconsistent with the work tree and makes git commands that rely on the proper path -> name mapping (like status and diff) behave strangely. Let "git mv" help here by not only moving the submodule's work tree but also updating the "submodule.<submodule name>.path" setting from the .gitmodules file and stage both. This doesn't happen when no .gitmodules file is found and only issues a warning when it doesn't have a section for this submodule. This is because the user might just use plain gitlinks without the .gitmodules file or has already updated the path setting by hand before issuing the "git mv" command (in which case the warning reminds him that mv would have done that for him). Only when .gitmodules is found and contains merge conflicts the mv command will fail and tell the user to resolve the conflict before trying again. Also extend the man page to inform the user about this new feature. Signed-off-by: Jens Lehmann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>