recursively git pull for all of the git submodules simply
My personal repository has some repositories as submodules. And the following command
$ git submodule foreach git pull origin master
was faced with the following result right after entering ruby repository because ruby repository seems that it does not have a master branch and “git pull” stopped.
Entering 'rails' From git://github.com/rails/rails * branch master -> FETCH_HEAD Already up-to-date. Entering 'roo' From git://github.com/hmcgowan/roo * branch master -> FETCH_HEAD Already up-to-date. Entering 'ruby' fatal: Couldn't find remote ref master Stopping at 'ruby'; script returned non-zero status.
So my question is
what should I do to git pull for all of submodules only by git command? Should I do make a script to this? I hope just ONE command line provided from git will make this.
2 Solutions collect form web for “recursively git pull for all of the git submodules simply”
git submodules are typically in detached-HEAD states, and thus
git pull on them can’t figure out what you mean when it comes to the merge phase. If all you are trying to do is get the latest changes into the repository, try
git submodule foreach git fetch instead. If you want to get each submodules
master updated to its respective
origin/master, then you can follow up with
git submodule foreach git checkout master; git submodule foreach git merge origin/master.
Then, of course, you need to decide what version of each submodule you want your main repository to use (I would not recommend blindly going with
origin/master all the time – it may be unstable – better to pick a known-good tag or something), check out those versions in the submodules, and follow up with the appropriate
git adds and
git commit in your main repository.
|| true to your submodule command:
git submodule foreach 'git commit -m "my commit message" || true'