git submodules in ~ (was: Introductory git article?)

Manish mailtomanish.sharma at
Thu Feb 21 08:11:41 CET 2008

2008/2/20 martin f krafft <madduck at>:
> also sprach Jens Peter Secher <jpsecher at> [2008.02.17.1252 +0100]:
>  > I tried various systems, but ended up only moving (and linking)
>  > private dotfiles like .ssh/ and .gnupg/ in a git submodule.  That
>  > way I can check out my homedir without the private stuff on an
>  > insecure machine, as others have described.
>  The way submodules work is that the parent has a reference to
>  a specific revision of a submodule. So if you have two machines and
>  each have a submodule in ~/foo at commit A and you add some commits
>  to the first ~/foo submodule and push them, you cannot just tell
>  your ~ on the other machine to update; instead, you have to pull
>  ~/foo and then commit ~ to tell it about the updated submodule.
>  I personally prefer the mr tool to submodules for this task.

Can you please share your .mrconfig?


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