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New file marked as 'Copied'

I created a new file based on a existed file in my repository.  I committed the file but Stash marked as 'Copied' and not as 'Added'.

Why stash did that?

2 answers

For Bitbucket Server you can increase a setting causing only very similar files to be recognized as "copied" or "moved".



There is a similar config for Stash:


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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jun 01, 2016

Git tracks file content, not files, so in your case Git detected that the new file was very much the same as the original file and recognized it as copied. This should not affect anything.

Is there any possibility to mark the file as created, to have better diffs?

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jan 22, 2018

No, it is all controlled by git.

sgreenup Atlassian Team Dec 04, 2018

Stash probably detected it because it might be using something similar to:

$ git diff -C ...

You'll usually see that you've copied from a similar file if you've modified the file you are "copying" from within the same commit. You can usually still see it as a new file if you run git diff locally.

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This is really frustrating for pull requests. When you're trying to view the new file, BitBucket thinks it's copied from another file just because all of our files start with the same header comment.

Oddly, if I limit the "Show diff of" to the commit where the file was added, it correctly detects it as a new file. But when I view "All changes in this pull request", the error occurs.

Would be nice to have a "mark as new file" or something like that.

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I agree, this becomes a real problem because the Bitbucket diff for the Copied file only shows the DELTAS from the file it thinks it was copied from, so reviewers only look at those deltas, when they should be reviewing the entire file!

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