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Instead of detaching a single subdirectory, I want to detach a couple. For example, here is my folder structure:
And I would like this instead:
I have tried the below alternatives, and none have worked so far:
git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm --cached -qr -- . && git reset -q $GIT_COMMIT -- /app1/* app2/*' --prune-empty -- --all
pathspec '.' did not match any files
git filter-branch --tree-filter "mkdir samples; mv app1 app2 samples/" HEAD
rename app1 to samples/app1: No such file or directory
Same error for the second sub-directory
In the case with tree-filter you will evaluate the script for each commit, even commits where app1 and app2 may not exist, this can be solved by a guard and an alternative command that does not fail.
git filter-branch --tree-filter "mkdir samples && test -d app1 && mv app1 samples/|| test -d app2 && mv app2 samples/ || echo 'nothing to do'" HEAD
Then making samples the root directory, this will move app1 and app2 to the root of the project.
git filter-branch -f --subdirectory-filter samples -- --all
I recommend that you do a backup first!
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