On Feb 15, 2013, at 7:48 AM, Bob Hiestand <bob.hiest...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 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? 

Yes, have you? It seems to have no effect when you supply an explicit filename 
- presumably *because* you are supplying an explicit filename. That's exactly 
my point.

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