On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM, Matt Neuburg <mattne...@gmail.com> wrote:

> My files have all been renamed, so to diff one of them to an earlier
> commit I'm saying this sort of thing:
>     git diff HEAD:newname cb3e0a5fa8:oldname
> I have to keep a list of the new names and old names beside me at all
> times. This seems nuts. Is there a better way? Clearly git can tell from
> the history when a file has been renamed, so why do I have to tell it the
> old name of each file? Thx.

Have you tried the '-M' option to diff?

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