Jonathan Nieder  committed 0ad0a61

Documentation: add submodule.* to the big configuration variable list

The url, path, and the update items in [submodule "foo"] stanzas
are nicely explained in the .gitmodules and ‘git submodule’
documentation. Point there from the config documentation.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
Acked-by: Johan Herland <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/config.txt

 	summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
 	--summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
+	The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
+	for a submodule.  These variables are initially populated
+	by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
+	URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file.  See
+	linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
 	This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
 	tar archive entries.  The default is 0002, which turns off the