Notes on Git


To clone a repo that contains submodules we can run the following command

$ git clone --recurse-submodules <repo-url>

Or if you’ve already cloned a repo only to later discover that it contained submodules

$ git submodule update --init --recursive


Updating tags from remote

$ git fetch --tags
remote: Enumerating objects: 307, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (228/228), done.
remote: Total 307 (delta 228), reused 228 (delta 228), pack-reused 79
Receiving objects: 100% (307/307), 311.14 KiB | 1.88 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (281/281), completed with 101 local objects.
* [new tag]             eval-clear-rebase-1-compiles-and-passes-u-tests-3-next  -> eval-clear-rebase-1-compiles-and-passes-u-tests-3-next
! [rejected]            nightly                                                 -> nightly  (would clobber existing tag)
! [rejected]            stable                                                  -> stable  (would clobber existing tag)

For tags that move (e.g. neovim’s nightly and stable tags) an additional -f flag is required.

$ git fetch --tags -f
t [tag update]          nightly    -> nightly
t [tag update]          stable     -> stable