Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> writes:

[...]

> Ah. Sorry for confusing even more.
> By pointing out the options for git-diff, I just wanted to point out that
> such a mechanism ("rename/copy detection") exists.


[...]

>> What am I missing?
>>
>
> https://www.reddit.com/r/git/comments/3ogkk1/beginner_disable_rename_detection/
>
> "Rename detection is just GUI sugar".

Thanks there is a nice full explanation at the cited url.

What is still a bit puzzling is that in that same commit, there are
files that are true copies of each other, just in different locations,
But nothing pops up about them in a git commit.


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