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?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Champion 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 Champion Jan 22, 2018

No, it is all controlled by git.

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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