Remove a git submodule from your repository
JaredBusch last edited by JaredBusch
Since I have been playing with Hugo, I also have started using
git submodule, as that is the recommended way to add a theme.
Adding is easy enough, but how do you clean up your git repo once you have added a half dozen themes for testing things out?
Well it is 5 commands.
git submodule deinit <submodule_path> git rm <submodule_path> git commit-m "Submodule removed" rm -rf .git/modules/<submodule_path> git push
Here is a full example. Assuming you are in the base folder of the hugo site.
in my case
git submodule deinit themes/hugo-tikva/ git rm themes/hugo-tikva/ git commit-m "Submodule removed" rm -rf .git/modules/themes/hugo-tikva/ git push