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Convert subfolder into Git submodule

Source: http://willandorla.com/will/2011/01/convert-folder-into-git-submodule/

1. Clone new repository

$ git clone --no-hardlinks original-repo copied-repo

2. Filter out the files you want to keep and remove the others

$ cd copied-repo
$ git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter sub/module/path HEAD -- --all
$ git reset --hard
$ git gc --aggressive
$ git prune
$ git remote rm origin

3. Push the new repositories to the upstream server

$ git remote add git@github.com:korya/submodule-repo.git

4. Add the new repository as submodules to the original repository

$ cd original-repo
$ git rm sub/module/path
$ git commit -m "Removing the folders that are now repositories"
$ git submodule add git@github.com:korya/submodule-repo.git sub/module/path
$ git submodule init
$ git submoduel update
$ git add .gitmodules sub/module/path
$ git commit -m "Added in submodules for removed folders"
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