Christoph Bonitz <> writes:

> Apart from your change and the word wrap adjustments suggested by
> Pete, would the following also make sense, to fix the other flaw
> Johannes pointed out? With regards to failing, git diff-tree should be
> idempotent. I think those are the two occurrences in this file:

As a band-aid, that might be OK, but I think these pipelines are
unnecessarily and overly wasteful in the first place.

All the "sed 1d" you see here is only because the upstream uses
the one-tree form "diff-tree <options> $commit"; by comparing two,
i.e. "diff-tree <options> $commit^ $commit", they can be dropped.

All the "cut -f2" is to grab the pathname; we have "--name-only"
these days.


>  src=$(git diff-tree -r -C --find-copies-harder HEAD | sed 1d | cut -f2) &&

should become

    src=$(git diff-tree --name-only -r -C --find-copies-harder HEAD^ HEAD) &&

I would think.

Extracting C[0-9]* manually with sed is bad, and expecting that the
score is within certain range is even worse, because there is no
formal guarantee that the definition of similarity indices will not
improve in the future.  --diff-filter=C to limit the output to only
copied paths, without looking at the similarity index, would be more
appropriate, e.g. 

    git diff-tree --name-only --diff-filter=C -r -C HEAD^ HEAD

or something along those lines.

Otherwise, run them outside $(), keep the result in a temporary
file, and process the temporary file with the pipeline.  That has an
added benefit that lets you inspect the file when something goes
wrong.  I.e.

        git diff-tree ... >diff-tree-out &&
        level=$( sed 1d <diff-tree-out | cut -f1 | ... )
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