git-status

GIT-STATUS(1)                     Git Manual                     GIT-STATUS(1)



NAME
       git-status - Show the working tree status

SYNOPSIS
       git status [<options>...] [--] [<pathspec>...]

DESCRIPTION
       Displays paths that have differences between the index file and the
       current HEAD commit, paths that have differences between the working
       tree and the index file, and paths in the working tree that are not
       tracked by git (and are not ignored by gitignore(5)). The first are
       what you would commit by running git commit; the second and third are
       what you could commit by running git add before running git commit.

OPTIONS
       -s, --short
           Give the output in the short-format.

       --porcelain
           Give the output in a stable, easy-to-parse format for scripts.
           Currently this is identical to --short output, but is guaranteed
           not to change in the future, making it safe for scripts.

       -u[<mode>], --untracked-files[=<mode>]
           Show untracked files (Default: all).

           The mode parameter is optional, and is used to specify the handling
           of untracked files. The possible options are:

           ·    no - Show no untracked files

           ·    normal - Shows untracked files and directories

           ·    all - Also shows individual files in untracked directories.
               See git-config(1) for configuration variable used to change the
               default for when the option is not specified.

           -z
               Terminate entries with NUL, instead of LF. This implies the
               --porcelain output format if no other format is given.

OUTPUT
       The output from this command is designed to be used as a commit
       template comment, and all the output lines are prefixed with #. The
       default, long format, is designed to be human readable, verbose and
       descriptive. They are subject to change in any time.

       The paths mentioned in the output, unlike many other git commands, are
       made relative to the current directory if you are working in a
       subdirectory (this is on purpose, to help cutting and pasting). See the
       status.relativePaths config option below.

       In short-format, the status of each path is shown as

           XY PATH1 -> PATH2

       where PATH1 is the path in the HEAD, and ` → PATH2` part is shown only
       when PATH1 corresponds to a different path in the index/worktree (i.e.
       the file is renamed). The XY is a two-letter status code.

       The fields (including the →) are separated from each other by a single
       space. If a filename contains whitespace or other nonprintable
       characters, that field will be quoted in the manner of a C string
       literal: surrounded by ASCII double quote (34) characters, and with
       interior special characters backslash-escaped.

       For paths with merge conflicts, X and Y show the modification states of
       each side of the merge. For paths that do not have merge conflicts, X
       shows the status of the index, and Y shows the status of the work tree.
       For untracked paths, XY are ??. Other status codes can be interpreted
       as follows:

       ·   ´ ´ = unmodified

       ·    M = modified

       ·    A = added

       ·    D = deleted

       ·    R = renamed

       ·    C = copied

       ·    U = updated but unmerged

       Ignored files are not listed.

           X          Y     Meaning
           -------------------------------------------------
                     [MD]   not updated
           M        [ MD]   updated in index
           A        [ MD]   added to index
           D         [ M]   deleted from index
           R        [ MD]   renamed in index
           C        [ MD]   copied in index
           [MARC]           index and work tree matches
           [ MARC]     M    work tree changed since index
           [ MARC]     D    deleted in work tree
           -------------------------------------------------
           D           D    unmerged, both deleted
           A           U    unmerged, added by us
           U           D    unmerged, deleted by them
           U           A    unmerged, added by them
           D           U    unmerged, deleted by us
           A           A    unmerged, both added
           U           U    unmerged, both modified
           -------------------------------------------------
           ?           ?    untracked
           -------------------------------------------------

       There is an alternate -z format recommended for machine parsing. In
       that format, the status field is the same, but some other things
       change. First, the is omitted from rename entries and the field order
       is reversed (e.g from → to becomes to from). Second, a NUL (ASCII 0)
       follows each filename, replacing space as a field separator and the
       terminating newline (but a space still separates the status field from
       the first filename). Third, filenames containing special characters are
       not specially formatted; no quoting or backslash-escaping is performed.

CONFIGURATION
       The command honors color.status (or status.color — they mean the same
       thing and the latter is kept for backward compatibility) and
       color.status.<slot> configuration variables to colorize its output.

       If the config variable status.relativePaths is set to false, then all
       paths shown are relative to the repository root, not to the current
       directory.

       If status.submodulesummary is set to a non zero number or true
       (identical to -1 or an unlimited number), the submodule summary will be
       enabled for the long format and a summary of commits for modified
       submodules will be shown (see --summary-limit option of git-
       submodule(1)).

SEE ALSO
       gitignore(5)

AUTHOR
       Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[1]>.

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. gitster@pobox.com
           mailto:gitster@pobox.com

        2. git@vger.kernel.org
           mailto:git@vger.kernel.org



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                     GIT-STATUS(1)