Re: project wide: git config entry for [diff] renames=true

From: Jeff King
Date: Thu Sep 25 2014 - 14:06:54 EST

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 08:48:31AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-09-25 at 17:03 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > In the future, please generate a git "move" diff, which makes it easier
> > to review, and prove that nothing really changed. It also helps if the
> > file is a bit different from what you diffed against, which in my case,
> > was true.
> Maybe it'd be possible to add
> [diff]
> renames = true
> to the .git/config file.
> but I don't find a mechanism to add anything to the
> .git/config and have it be pulled.

There is no such mechanism within git. We've resisted adding one because
of the danger of something like:

external = rm -rf /

diff.renames is probably safe, but any config-sharing mechanism would
have to deal with either whitelisting, or providing some mechanism for
the puller to review changes before blindly following them.

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