Feature Request: 'bzr mv --after' to tell bzr that file(s) have already been moved in the working tree

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Mon Nov 6 14:15:27 GMT 2006

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Marius Kruger wrote:
> hi,
> On 11/5/06, *Hanns-Steffen Eichenberg* <scameronde at googlemail.com
> <mailto:scameronde at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     My current patch (draft version, not made public yet) uses a flag or
>     the following logic:
>       - source present and versioned, target not present and not
>     versioned:  mv file and change repo (regular mv)
>       - source not present and versioned, target present and not
>     versioned:  only change repo (new mv)
>       - source present and versioned, target present and not versioned:
>     you have to use the flag or it is an error
>             (for situations like:
>                        mv a b; touch a; bzr mv a b  ==> ERROR
>                        mv a b; touch a; bzr mv a b --after  ==> OK
>              )
> This is perfect!
>  (when can we have it :)

I also was wondering if we could see the proposed patch.

>     ...
>     I think when using the fuzzy match the user must be the one who
>     finally decides
>     if a match is correct or not. Maybe the auto-rename could open an
>     editor with
>     its suggestions. That would allow for easy control and confirmation
>     of mass
>     renames.
> This will be a very nice to have later.
> Later mv-detection could also be done, when you run 'bzr status': also
> show the proposed moves.
> Then the user could alter this if needed with additional bzr command
> options
>    - 'bzr mv --after a b'
>    - 'bzr mv --cancel a b' (if the wrong one was chosen)
>      (as the inverse of 'bzr add' is 'bzr remove', the user should be
> able to cancel the mv action, in the case he made a mistake.)

To me, this would be:

bzr mv --after b a

Since the inverse of 'mv a b' is 'mv b a'.

No need for a special flag.

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