Problem : One part of a git-tracked repo has become an independent project in its own right. Moreover, there’s no need for participants in that project to have access to the rest of the repo.
Idea : Move the independent project out into a separate git repo, preserving all the commit history.
Huge props to the following :
Initially : Create a fresh clone of the source repo (this will be removed later : don’t do this on a working copy, just in case everything goes awry):
Now, let’s filter everything in the directory ‘android-edutiger’ out of this local copy - all the changes from here are what will be moved across (disconnect from the main repo) :
Now, tidying up the ‘source’ of the code prior to pulling it into the other repo, create a new directory, and move all the relevant files into it :
Using a (potentially) new repo (potentially on GitHub) and cloning it
down to the local directory (let’s call it
Now go into the repo
separated-out and pull the stuff over from
the local remote (which we’ll temporarily name
Now the new files should have arrived - disconnect from the local remote “SKETCHPAD”, and clean up:
Get rid of the hacked around ‘sketchpad’ (and a real working version will now need to have the same stuff cleaned out too, first-off by issuing a git pull) :
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