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2005-09-22Retire diff-helper.Junio C Hamano
The textual diff generation with built-in '-p' in diff-* brothers has proven to be useful enough that git-diff-helper outlived its usefulness. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
2005-09-20[PATCH] Documentation: Update all files to use the new gitlink: macroSergey Vlasov
The replacement was performed automatically by these commands: perl -pi -e 's/link:(git.+)\.html\[\1\]/gitlink:$1\[1\]/g' \ README Documentation/*.txt perl -pi -e 's/link:git\.html\[git\]/gitlink:git\[7\]/g' \ README Documentation/*.txt Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <vsu@altlinux.ru> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
2005-09-08Big tool rename.Junio C Hamano
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
2005-06-20[PATCH] Update diff documentation.Junio C Hamano
This updates diff documentation to discuss --find-copies-harder, and adds descriptions for options that were not described earlier. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-03[PATCH] diff: Fix docs and add -O to diff-helper.Junio C Hamano
This patch updates diff documentation and usage strings: - clarify the semantics of -R. It is not "output in reverse"; rather, it is "I will feed diff backwards". Semantically they are different when -C is involved. - describe -O in usage strings of diff-* brothers. It was implemented, documented but not described in usage text. Also it adds -O to diff-helper. Like -S (and unlike -M/-C/-B), this option can work on sanitized diff-raw output produced by the diff-* brothers. While we are at it, the call it makes to diffcore is cleaned up to use the diffcore_std() like everybody else, and the declaration for the low level diffcore routines are moved from diff.h (public) to diffcore.h (private between diff.c and diffcore backends). Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-23[PATCH] diff-raw format update take #2.Junio C Hamano
This changes the diff-raw format again, following the mailing list discussion. The new format explicitly expresses which one is a rename and which one is a copy. The documentation and tests are updated to match this change. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-21[PATCH] Introducing software archaeologist's tool "pickaxe".Junio C Hamano
This steals the "pickaxe" feature from JIT and make it available to the bare Plumbing layer. From the command line, the user gives a string he is intersted in. Using the diff-core infrastructure previously introduced, it filters the differences to limit the output only to the diffs between <src> and <dst> where the string appears only in one but not in the other. For example: $ ./git-rev-list HEAD | ./git-diff-tree -Sdiff-tree-helper --stdin -M would show the diffs that touch the string "diff-tree-helper". In real software-archaeologist application, you would typically look for a few to several lines of code and see where that code came from. The "pickaxe" module runs after "rename/copy detection" module, so it even crosses the file rename boundary, as the above example demonstrates. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-21[PATCH] Diff overhaul, adding half of copy detection.Junio C Hamano
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/t4003-diff-rename-1.sh test script. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-19[PATCH] manpage name conflictSebastian Kuzminsky
This moves the git manpage to man7, since "git" isn't a direct command per se. It also does two other things: * Sort of works around the asciidoc 6.0.3 bug where the manpages all get called "git.1". It just renames them to what they should have been called. * Fixes a cut-n-paste bug in git-diff-helper.txt that was making asciidoc choke.
2005-05-19[PATCH] Detect renames in diff family.Junio C Hamano
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 <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-18[PATCH] Diff-helper updateJunio C Hamano
This patch adds a framework and a stub implementation of rename detection to diff-helper program. The current stub code is just enough to detect pure renames in diff-tree output and not fancier. The plan is perhaps to use the same delta code when Nico's delta storage patch is merged for similarity evaluation purposes. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-15[PATCH 3/3] Rename git-diff-tree-helper to git-diff-helper (part 2).Junio C Hamano
It used to be that diff-tree needed helper support to parse its raw output to generate diffs, but these days git-diff-* family produces the same output and the helper is not tied to diff-tree anymore. Drop "tree" from its name. This follows the "rename only" commit to adjust the contents of the files involved. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <pasky@ucw.cz>
2005-05-15[PATCH 2/3] Rename git-diff-tree-helper to git-diff-helper.Junio C Hamano
It used to be that diff-tree needed helper support to parse its raw output to generate diffs, but these days git-diff-* family produces the same output and the helper is not tied to diff-tree anymore. Drop "tree" from its name. This commit is done separately to record just the rename and no file content changes. The changes in the renamed files are recorded in the next commit. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> Bundled with the changes in the unrenamed files. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <pasky@ucw.cz>