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Re: How to keep log history when renaming and changing simultaneously

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Urs Thuermann <urs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sometimes I need to rename and change a file in one commit.  One
> example would be a file foo.h that begins with
>     #ifndef FOO_H
>     #define FOO_H
> which should be renamed bar.h and have the FOO_H changed to BAR_H.
> In subversion I would
>     svn mv foo.h bar.h; vi bar.h; svn ci
> and then a
>     svn log bar.h
> also shows the history of that file when it was named foo.h.
> This does not work in git.
> ...
> Is there a better way to do this in git?

We could if we allowed rename annotation, similar to that "svn mv"
command. I worked on that a while back [1] then I stopped because of a
design conflict. But I'm almost convinced Jeff and Junio were right
(and I wrong) now so I will likely revive that series before 2019

[1] http://public-inbox.org/git/1453287968-26000-1-git-send-email-pclouds@xxxxxxxxx/