Git not recognizing filename change

April 02, 2020

Git doesn’t recognize file name changes if they are just a case-sensitive change.

For example:

utilitybar.js -> utilityBar.js

There are a couple of ways to solve this problem:

  1. Use git mv git mv -f utilitybar.js utilityBar.js

  2. Set a core config setting to false git config core.ignorecase false

This second option is a terrible idea as it’s better to just mv the file in Git directly.

Marcus Lyons