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Since I have moved all of my plugins to Github, there's obviously some updating that needs to be done on my CakePHP apps that use those plugins as git submodules. Namely, I needed to replace the old repo urls with the new ones. To do this, I first opened up my
.gitmodules file using vim.
$ vim .gitmodules
Then just some regexp happiness from command mode.
It looks like a lot, but it's really nothing special (just a lot of character escaping). It looks for instances of my old Codaset repo urls and replaces them with the read-only Github ones. Just to note, it looks for my Codaset read+write ssh urls as well as the regular read-only http ones. Technically this isn't the cleanest regexp (no word boundaries, matches all combinations of
:|/), but because of the nature of the contents of the file there's really no need.
Finally, I had named some of my plugins using
- as a space delimeter rather than
_. To make it easier to clone modules into Cake apps, I've renamed them using
_ in Github. To fix this in my
.gitmodules file, I ran
This command looks for lines containing my name and replaces
_. Then just save using
After that, simply sync the new repo urls with git.
$ git submodule sync
Jeremy Harris is a web developer with over 10 years of experience. He's coded in many languages and currently focuses on PHP, both agnostic and framework-based. When he isn't at the keyboard, you can find him walking @riverthepuppy or brewing beer. He only talks in the third person when peer pressure dictates he should, such as on his blog.