Support for submodules in tree view?

Dunnigan, Terrence J terrence.j.dunnigan at
Fri Mar 6 06:58:21 CET 2015

Thank you.

Do you have an example or two of values for module-link? I didn't see an example on the sample config file at

If both module-link and repo.module-link are present, would repo.module-link override the global module-link? 


-----Original Message-----
From: John Keeping [mailto:john at] 
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:26 PM
To: Dunnigan, Terrence J
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Subject: Re: Support for submodules in tree view?

On Thu, Mar 05, 2015 at 06:19:31PM +0000, Dunnigan, Terrence J wrote:
> We are using cgit 0.10.1. Some of our repos have submodules, and when 
> I look at a tree view I see the name of the submodule with its current 
> hash, e.g.
> m---------  Utilities @ 350bc94
> The submodule names are all hyperlinks, but the actual link is just a 
> "#". So clicking on it doesn't do anything.
> Is this the correct behavior? Or something on my system improperly 
> configured to support submodules?

You probably need to set the "module-link" configuration variable in your cgitrc file.

Since it's possible for submodules to link to a different server, there isn't really much CGit can do in the general case.  Note that there's also "repo.module-link.<path>" in case your submodule paths don't match up to their URLs, although I'm quite surprised we don't support a filter to map submodule URLs to links - something to go on the TODO list perhaps...

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