Migrate subfolder to separate git repository

Let’s say you have a repository structure like below (eg. because previously it was SVN repository where everything was on one place).

  • .\Web
    • .\example.com
    • .\example.net

Now you would like to move example.com to separate git repository.

First of all, you need to install git-filter-repo.

# Clone old repository to new directory
git clone OLD_REPOSITORY example.com
cd example.com/

# Remove everything else except example.com directory
git filter-repo --path example.com/

# Make example.com new root directory
git filter-repo --subdirectory-filter example.com

# Push to a new repository
git remote add origin NEW_REPOSITORY
git push -u origin master

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