I have been working on some of the following utilities for working
git-submodule-ext – Experimental extensions to git-submodule.
Includes foreach with –top-level, –post-order, and –constrain
options. (Been using this to prototype patches for git-submodule)
git-new-workdir – Modified from git/contrib, I’ve added support for
using this on supermodules and submodules. It does so by changing some
of the config (which I figured did not matter if the new workdir’s are
meant to be short-lived)
git-emeld – Inspired by git-meld / git-diffall, compare editable
versions of your repos, so you can then go back and make commits.
Since it uses git-new-workdir, it can be used for supermodules as
These are available here: https://github.com/eacousineau/util [Kind of
generic name, may change later]
I have also put together a small primer on Git submodules:
Let me know of any suggestions you have for these tools or the primer.
I plan to submit these modifications as patches in the future.
Eric Cousineau wrote on 29 Apr 2013