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From: Michal Vrana <>
Subject: Submodule init uses STDERR output
Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 00:44:59 +0200
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I've come across an issue that seems like a bug to me. If I clone a
repository with a submodule but want to initialize it separately, then
the error output is used during this initialization for what seems to
be a standard message.
Cannot use - Fail on standard error setting in a devops pipeline

Steps to reproduce:
1. git clone
2. git submodule init 2>err.txt

The err.txt contains a message like
Submodule 'xyz' (xyz.git) registered for path 'abc'
From what I've read this is the standard output in this case. And if
not then why when I use "quiet" mode then the error output is empty.
So why is the error output even used?

Platforms reproduced on:
git version - Windows server
git version - gitbash - Windows 10
git version 2.17.1 Ubuntu (Windows subsystem)

Michal Vrana

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2020-05-23 22:44 Michal Vrana [this message]
2020-05-23 23:23 ` brian m. carlson

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