When git filter-branch is used to replace a submodule with another
content, it always fails on the first commit.
Consider a repository with submod directory containing a submodule. The
following command to remove the submodule and replace it with a file fails:
git filter-branch --tree-filter 'rm -rf submod &&
git rm -q submod &&
mkdir submod &&
with an error:
error: submod: is a directory - add files inside instead
The reason is that git diff-index, which generates the first part of the
list of files updated by the tree filter, emits also the removed submodule
even if it was replaced by a real directory.
Signed-off-by: Michal Sojka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>