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'git mv' command integration into browser #239

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OmegaPhil opened this Issue · 4 comments

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@OmegaPhil

Please could the 'git mv' command be integrated into the browser (or other useful place) in git-cola?

Thanks

@ulgens

Is git-cola an editor? I think moving a file is a feature of an editor and if we say git-cola is not an editor; it shouldn't be a part of this software.

@OmegaPhil

git-cola is not an editor, neither is git - this is just a point about something git does that git-cola does not (I was testing out not using git and just using git-cola for a period).

If you want to argue about it then you can say that git can already detect renames, so integrated move is not necessary - but that leaves the question of why they implemented mv in git in the first place.

@Vdragon
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As long as Dolphin file manager don't support git mv I'd really like this feature to be in git-cola's browser, IMO

@davvid davvid added the wishlist label
@davvid
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Yeah, it wouldn't hurt to have it integrated. Right now we show moves as a removal and an addition. That'd be acceptable for a first try at integrating "git mv", though, since it at least makes the feature available.

Maybe right-click on a path in the Browser and have an action called "Move..." which pops up a "save file"-like dialog where you can choose the new path. If they right-click a folder then it should be a "Choose folder" dialog that's restricted to new directories only.

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