Mac is case insensitive, Linux isn’t. This has caused me trouble in the past after deploying my code to an Ubuntu server.
If you rename a file on Mac, git won’t pick up any changes if you only change the case.
mv app.js App.js
macOS displays the newly-cased filename, but git doesn’t see any changes.
In the past I’ve worked around this by doing two commits: one to change it to a different filename entirely, and then another to what it should be.
Turns out there’s an easier way:
git mv. If you use the
git mv command to rename the file, git picks it up correctly.
git mv app.js App.js
That’s it. Happy committing!