as was brought up on #github today, the "git mv" command has a bit of a
little-helping output message when the target directory (or any
intermediate directories) dont exist.
- cd into a git repo
- assuming "filea.txt" is an existing file in the CWD, and "dirb" is
neither a file nor a directory in the CWD, use the command "git mv
- this will produce an error message like `fatal: renaming 'filea.sh'
failed: No such file or directory`
It does not mention that the problem is, in fact, the target directory
not existing. This seems to be mostly a problem for users unfamiliar
with bash/*nix console commands. Although it is documented that git mv
will not create intermediate folders (which is fine, because neither
does mv), the error message might lead to believe a problem exists with
the source file.
Expanding the error message to "No such file or directory: 'dirb/' "
would probably clear this up.
Best regards and thanks to anyone who could improve this,
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