How do I revert my changes to a git submodule?


I have a git submodule (RestKit) which I have added to my repo.

I accidentally changed some files in there and I'd like to go back to the source version. In order to do that, I tried to run

Mac:app-ios user$ git submodule update RestKit

But as you can see here, this did not work as it is still "modified content":

Mac:app-ios user$ git status
#   modified:   RestKit (modified content)


Mac:app-ios user$ git submodule update -f RestKit 

doesn't revert locally modified files.
How do I reset the content of that submodule?


A more fail-safe method than all previous answers:

git submodule deinit -f .
git submodule update --init

The first command completely "unbinds" all submodules, the second then makes a fresh checkout of them.
It takes longer than the other methods, but will work whatever the state of your submodules.

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