Am 18.08.2021 um 00:17 schrieb Cousin Ricky:
> The problem is that GitHub does not appear to support any of these
> capabilities. All searches on GitHub wrappers yield only repositories
> of wrappers tailored for specific software, having nothing to do with
> Git. Searches on submodules yields lots of user discussion about Git
> commands, but no documentation from GitHub, and no indication that
> submodules are even applicable to GitHub. I do not need or want offline
> Git capabilities;
While the GitHub web interface alone may be sufficient for an occasional
small contribution here and there (by now; even that hadn't always been
the case) in which only a single file is changed; but for anything
beyond that, I'd really recommend using a proper Git UI on your machine
(which may just be the `git` command-line interface, or a 3rd party
GUI), which (by Git's design) invariably also means a having local
Of course not all UIs support advanced Git features, but the more
advanced ones go far beyond what GitHub has implemented in their web
interface (or their own rudimentary Git UI called GitHub Desktop)
My favorite tool of choice is Atlassian Sourcetree (from the folks
behind BitBucket, an alternative to GitHub), which does seem to support
both submodules and subtrees (you can add a new submodule or subtree
from the GUI).
> I already have my projects organized locally in
> folders, and to bring in an SCM would be more effort that it's worth at
> this time.
An SCM is exactly what Git is, so I'm rather puzzled?!
> I want organization on GitHub, and even if I did reorganize
> my local POV-Ray directory tree to use Git, I see no indication that
> this organization could be uploaded intact.
If you "upload" the stuff (or "commit" and "push", as the technical
terms would be) using some arbitrary Git interface that supports
submodules/subtrees, that hierarchy _will_ end up intact on the GitHub repo.
Whether that hierarchy is also exposed to the user is another matter;
but I recommend that you see for yourself.
Here's an example of how GitHub themselves use _submodules_ in one of
their own projects, `linguist`, a tool they use to detect the
programming language of files in a repository; each folder in its
`vendor/grammars` directory is actually a submodule:
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