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From: Bagas Sanjaya <>
To: "Mark Amery" <>,
	"Torsten Bögershausen" <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
Subject: Re: Bug: Changing folder case with `git mv` crashes on case-insensitive file system
Date: Thu, 6 May 2021 20:11:10 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 06/05/21 16.12, Mark Amery wrote:

> • Above, Torsten mentions that there are filesystem-specific rules
> about what names are equal to each other that Git can't easily handle,
> because they go beyond just ASCII case changes. In that case, maybe
> the right solution is to always defer the question to the filesystem
> rather than Git trying to figure out the answer "in its head"?
>    That is: first check the inode or file ID of the src and dst passed
> to `git mv`. If they are different and the second one is a folder,
> move src inside the existing folder. If either they are the same or
> the second one is not a folder, then do a rename.
>    It seems to me that this approach automatically handles stuff like
> `git mv bär.txt bÄr.txt` plus any other rules about names being equal
> (like two different sequences of code points that both express "à"),
> all without Git ever needing to explicitly check whether two names are
> case-insensitively equal. Am I missing something?

On case when src and dst have different inodes and dst is a file, rather
than a directory, mv will overwrite dst with contents of src (on Linux).

An old man doll... just what I always wanted! - Clara

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-06 13:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-03 17:25 Bug: Changing folder case with `git mv` crashes on case-insensitive file system Mark Amery
2021-05-03 22:58 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-04  3:46   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 11:20     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-05 13:51       ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-05-06  0:38         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 15:19 ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-05  0:23   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-05  2:12     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-06  4:34     ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-06  9:12       ` Mark Amery
2021-05-06 13:11         ` Bagas Sanjaya [this message]
2021-05-06 14:53         ` Torsten Bögershausen
2021-05-06 21:03         ` Junio C Hamano

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