I'm new to git and would appreciate help with adding submodules. I've received two projects sharing some common code. The shared code was just copied into the two projects. I created a separate git repo for the common code and removed it from the projects with the plan to add it as a git submodule.
I used the path option of git submodule add to specify the folder:
git submodule add url_to_repo projectfolder
but then got the error:
'projectfolder' already exists in the index"
This is the desired structure of my repository:
repo |-- projectfolder |-- folder with common code
It is possible to add the git submodule directly in the repo or into a new folder there, but not in the projectfolder. The problem is that it really need to be in the projectfolder.. What can I do about this and what have I misunderstood about the path option of git submodule add?