Re: as promised, docs: git for the confused

From: Josef Weidendorfer <>
Date: 2005-12-09 12:19:38
On Thursday 08 December 2005 07:34, you wrote:
> As I mentioned with all my questions, I was writing up the answers
> I got.  Here's the current status.  If anyone would like to comment on
> its accuracy or usefulness, feedback is appreciated.
> ...

> + Oddballs
> git-mv.perl
> 	I have to admit, I'm not quite sure what advantages this is
> 	supposed to have over plain "mv" followed by "git-update-index",
> 	or why it's complex enough to need perl.
> 	Basically, this renames a file, deleting its old name and adding
> 	its new name to the index.  Otherwise, it's a two-step process
> 	to rename a file:
> 	- Rename the file
> 	- git-add the new name
> 	Followed by which you must commit both the old and new names

The nice thing about it is that you can move huge directories around,
or multiple files/dirs at once, and it will do the right thing. E.g.
	git-mv -k foo* bar/
will only move files which are version controlled.

It is actually a 3-step process: rename, delete old, add new.
Perhaps it should be noted that this has nothing to do with any
explicit renaming feature like in other SCMs.

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