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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-05-19 10:32:35 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-05-19 15:59:40 (GMT)
commit5c97558c9a813a0a775c438a79cfc438def00c22 (patch)
tree59b9eaa38cd2ec6f846ed2f2b6767055022a227a /Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
parenta310d4349467d78266f38d29e500c77b96ee5bef (diff)
[PATCH] Detect renames in diff family.
This rips out the rename detection engine from diff-helper and moves it to the diff core, and updates the internal calling convention used by diff-tree family into the diff core. In order to give the same option name to diff-tree family as well as to diff-helper, I've changed the earlier diff-helper '-r' option to '-M' (stands for Move; sorry but the natural abbreviation 'r' for 'rename' is already taken for 'recursive'). Although I did a fair amount of test with the git-diff-tree with existing rename commits in the core GIT repository, this should still be considered beta (preview) release. This patch depends on the diff-delta infrastructure just committed. This implements almost everything I wanted to see in this series of patch, except a few minor cleanups in the calling convention into diff core, but that will be a separate cleanup patch. 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 0ad2f89..166238f 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] [<pattern>...]
+'git-diff-files' [-p] [-q] [-r] [-z] [-M] [<pattern>...]
@@ -26,6 +26,9 @@ OPTIONS
Remain silent even on nonexisting files
+ Detect 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