Posted Aug 2, 2005 15:58 UTC (Tue) by karath
In reply to: Renames
Parent article: Git approaches 1.0
I am interested to know how GIT does the fragment tracking as described in the previous message. I have followed the GIT mailing list closely and have seen a hint from Linus that fragment tracking is what he sees a need for in the future.
However, my understanding is that, while GIT is layered on a content addressable "filesystem", the content addressing system used is the SHA1 sum of the entire content of the file. So, without specific tools that seach for fragment matches in different files, I cannot not see how GIT does fragment tracking.
BTW, GIT now has commands to explicitly track renames.
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