SourceTree: Updating submodules when pulling from a repository

When pulling from a repository containing a newly added submodule, the submodule subdirectory is empty. SourceTree neither updates the submodule contents upon pulling nor do I know how to update manually afterwards from within SourceTree. Currently I'm doing it with "git submodule init" and "git submodule update" on the command line. Is there a way for achieving this from inside SourceTree?

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Hmm, yes this should be happening automatically but it's not, I'll look into it. It definitely works when cloning, and when you change the tracking options, but it seems pulling a new submodule needs some extra handling.

Tracking this one here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-870

FYI this is now fixed for 1.3.2, and I also made SourceTree deal with uninitialised submodules from other sources better too (you can just double-click on an uninitialised submodule and it will update it automatically before opening it).

Thanks for your quick reply and fix. Looking forward to working with the new release!

I personally would like a way to manually update a submodule. I can't rely on automatic sometimes as a project is sensitive to another sub project's current code base.

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