Re: file rename causes history to disappear

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-09-07 05:06:06
On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Jakub Narebski wrote:
> But --follow=<filename> with <pathspec> can be useful, e.g. when <pathspec> 
> is a directory (or, perhaps in the future, glob), which would mean "follow
> the contents indicated in starting hash by <filename>, and stop following
> when it falls out outside given <pathspec>, in our case given directory".

Yes, that would indeed make sense. The pathspec ends up being kept as a 
"limiter", and basically tells you what the "context" for following is 
allowed to be. 

Color me convinced.

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