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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-05-21 09:39:09 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-05-21 16:58:03 (GMT)
commit427dcb4bca49117664d9428fd4e86483f516d703 (patch)
treeb97246a87e8852b9b3cdf3c9956c895d92fbab6f /Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
parentc8265ac096afe8a0eb460a41c0620f6ae13394fe (diff)
[PATCH] Diff overhaul, adding half of copy detection.
This introduces the diff-core, the layer between the diff-tree family and the external diff interface engine. The calls to the interface diff-tree family uses (diff_change and diff_addremove) have not changed and will not change. The purpose of the diff-core layer is to provide an infrastructure to transform the set of differences sent from the applications, before sending them to the external diff interface. The recently introduced rename detection code has been rewritten to use the diff-core facility. When applications send in separate creates and deletes, matching ones are transformed into a single rename-and-edit diff, and sent out to the external diff interface as such. This patch also enhances the rename detection code further to be able to detect copies. Currently this happens only as long as copy sources appear as part of the modified files, but there already is enough provision for callers to report unmodified files to diff-core, so that they can be also used as copy source candidates. Extending the callers this way will be done in a separate patch. Please see and marvel at how well this works by trying out the newly added t/ test script. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt b/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
index f79820a..1eae3d0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-diff-files - Compares files in the working tree and the cache
-'git-diff-files' [-p] [-q] [-r] [-z] [-M] [-R] [<pattern>...]
+'git-diff-files' [-p] [-q] [-r] [-z] [-M] [-C] [-R] [<pattern>...]
@@ -32,6 +32,9 @@ OPTIONS
Detect renames; implies -p.
+ Detect copies as well as renames; implies -p.
This flag does not mean anything. It is there only to match
git-diff-tree. Unlike git-diff-tree, git-diff-files always looks