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Renaming a file isn't properly handled in git

I recently used the "Rename" function on a file's context menu in the Refactor submenu. It worked great to update references in my code, but I noticed an issue when I was organizing a commit in git.

The original file was removed and the new one was added thereby destroying version history. This was equivalent to the following comands in Bash:

cat original_file.py > new_file.py
rm original_file.py
prettyPrint(); Instead, this should have been done through git to retain the version history:

git mv original_file.py new_file.py
prettyPrint();

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