Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes:
> Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes:
>> was checking it out: a 'git log <pathspec>', when referring to a file
>> inside the subtree, doesn't work as expected: it only displays the
>> HEAD commit.
> This is somehow expected: the subtree merge changed the filename during
> merge (it is subtree/file.txt after the merge, and just file.txt
> before), so "git log" without --follow just considers the file appeared.
> OTOH, I think this is a known limitation of "git log --follow" that it
> does not follow renames done by subtree merges.
Umm, it should follow the rename. The big limitation is that it is
unable to follow more than one name at a time, so if the file exists on
both sides of the subtree merge, it will follow the original name. And
that's the common case; only the very first merge of the subtree has the
files only on one side.
You can see this by comparing
git log --oneline --follow gitk-git/gitk
git log --oneline -- gitk gitk-git/gitk
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