John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> writes:

> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 02:11:55PM +0400, Sergei Organov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> After convertion of a project from CVS to git, I'd like to rename some
>> references in the created git repository (before it's published, so no
>> problems here). Is there a plumbing that would do:
>> 
>> git rename-ref <old_name> <new_name>
>> 
>> for me?
>
> I think the best you can get is two invocations of `git update-ref`:
>
>       git update-ref <new_name> <old_name> &&
>       git update-ref -d <old_name>
>
> Although if you're scripting it the `--stdin` mode may be easier:
>
>       git update-ref --stdin <<-\EOF
>       create <new_name> <old_name>
>       delete <old_name>
>       EOF
>
> Note that "<new_name>" must be a fully-qualified ref (that is, it must
> start with "refs/", so "refs/heads/new_name" for a branch or
> "refs/tags/new_name" for a tag).

Shouldn't <old_name> also be a full ref?
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