Remove Git Submodule

Remove Git Submodule

Simple and to the point, I just dont want to forget how to remove a git submodule again

To remove a submodule you need to:

  • Delete the relevant section from the .gitmodules file.
  • Stage the .gitmodules changes git add .gitmodules
  • Delete the relevant section from .git/config.
  • Run git rm --cached path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Run rm -rf .git/modules/path_to_submodule (no trailing slash).
  • Commit git commit -m "Removed submodule <name>"
  • Delete the now untracked submodule files rm -rf path_to_submodule

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