Create a new git repo from a subdirectory October 1, 2011
I started a project (repo/) with a number of subdirectories:
This worked fine in the beginning, but then I wanted to be able to branch, merge and deploy just the "web" subdirectory.
It took a good 10 minutes of man pages and googling to put the pieces together, but here is what worked for me:
#copy the whole repo. cp -r repo newrepo cd newrepo/ #remove reference to the old remote from the new repo. git remote rm origin #delete everything that isn't in the repo (including stuff in the .gitignore) # this is optional, but nice to start clean! git clean -f -d -x . #this does most of the magic. will re-write your history! git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter web/ -- --all #the contents of web/ are now in the root of newrepo/ ls #now, let's clean up all the references to old stuff in the newrepo/.git/ folder rm -Rf .git/refs/original rm -Rf .git/logs/ git reflog expire --expire=now --all git gc --aggressive --prune=now
Now all you have to do is set up your new remote and push!