Git - Move Operation


As name suggests move operation moves directory or file from one location to another. Tom decides to move source code into src directory. So modified directory structure will look like this.

[tom@CentOS project]$ pwd

[tom@CentOS project]$ ls
README string string.c

[tom@CentOS project]$ mkdir src

[tom@CentOS project]$ git mv string.c src/

[tom@CentOS project]$ git status -s
R string.c −> src/string.c
?? string

To make these changes permanent, we have to push modified directory structure to remote repository so that other developer can see this.

[tom@CentOS project]$ git commit -m "Modified directory structure"

[master 7d9ea97] Modified directory structure
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
rename string.c => src/string.c (100%)

[tom@CentOS project]$ git push origin master
Counting objects: 4, done.
Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 320 bytes, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
e86f062..7d9ea97 master −> master

In Jerry’s local repository, before pull operation it will show old directory structure.

[jerry@CentOS project]$ pwd

[jerry@CentOS project]$ ls
README string string.c

But after pull operation, directory structure will get updated. Now, Jerry can see src directory and file present inside that directory.

[jerry@CentOS project]$ git pull
remote: Counting objects: 4, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
e86f062..7d9ea97 master −> origin/master
First, rewinding head to replay your work on top of it...
Fast-forwarded master to 7d9ea97683da90bcdb87c28ec9b4f64160673c8a.

[jerry@CentOS project]$ ls
README src string

[jerry@CentOS project]$ ls src/