LKBEN11575: The better way to rename a directory in git.


Symptom

You need to rename a directory in your versioning.

Cause

Renaming via explorer is not the proper way to do it, but it works!

Solution

The proper way to do this is to use the git mv command. This will make it easier and faster for git to push it back to the server.

Here is an example:

git mv 'Acrobat Reader' 'Acrobat Reader Alt'

This will rename the directory "Acrobat Reader" to "Acrobat Reader Alt".

Have fun.

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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 31-05-2022 | Comment: