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Created April 23, 2014 13:00
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Cleans and resets a git repo and its submodules
git clean -xfd
git submodule foreach --recursive git clean -xfd
git reset --hard
git submodule foreach --recursive git reset --hard
git submodule update --init --recursive
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git restore

@sambacha can you elaborate on why you added git restore? What's the use-case?

It resets the submodules back

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lucasrangit commented Sep 19, 2022

git restore . --recurse-submodules

It resets the submodules back

Does it also take care of the git reset --hard --recurse-submodules to discard any changes in the working trees? If so, why do the git restore last and not first?

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hhe commented Dec 2, 2022

The key for me was git submodule sync. Thank you @larsbrinkhoff @yuzhichang!

It's a sneaky issue whenever the URLs specified in .gitmodules get updated, but the old URLs continue to silently be used (as shown by git submodule foreach --recursive git remote get-url origin). Git should honestly warn us whenever the two are different.

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