git-status.txt   [plain text]


git-status - Show the working tree status

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

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 linkgit: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`.


	Give the output in the short-format.

	Show the branch and tracking info even in short-format.

	Give the output in an easy-to-parse format for scripts.
	This is similar to the short output, but will remain stable
	across Git versions and regardless of user configuration. See
	below for details.

	Give the output in the long-format. This is the default.

	Show untracked files.
The mode parameter is optional (defaults to 'all'), 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.
When `-u` option is not used, untracked files and directories are
shown (i.e. the same as specifying `normal`), to help you avoid
forgetting to add newly created files.  Because it takes extra work
to find untracked files in the filesystem, this mode may take some
time in a large working tree.  You can use `no` to have `git status`
return more quickly without showing untracked files.
The default can be changed using the status.showUntrackedFiles
configuration variable documented in linkgit:git-config[1].

	Ignore changes to submodules when looking for changes. <when> can be
	either "none", "untracked", "dirty" or "all", which is the default.
	Using "none" will consider the submodule modified when it either contains
	untracked or modified files or its HEAD differs from the commit recorded
	in the superproject and can be used to override any settings of the
	'ignore' option in linkgit:git-config[1] or linkgit:gitmodules[5]. When
	"untracked" is used submodules are not considered dirty when they only
	contain untracked content (but they are still scanned for modified
	content). Using "dirty" ignores all changes to the work tree of submodules,
	only changes to the commits stored in the superproject are shown (this was
	the behavior before 1.7.0). Using "all" hides all changes to submodules
	(and suppresses the output of submodule summaries when the config option
	`status.submodulesummary` is set).

	Show ignored files as well.

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

	Display untracked files in columns. See configuration variable
	column.status for option syntax.`--column` and `--no-column`
	without options are equivalent to 'always' and 'never'

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.  Its contents and format are subject to change
at 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.

Short Format

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


where `PATH1` is the path in the `HEAD`, and the " `-> 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, unless `--ignored` option is in effect,
in which case `XY` are `!!`.

    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
    !           !    ignored

If -b is used the short-format status is preceded by a line

## branchname tracking info

Porcelain Format

The porcelain format is similar to the short format, but is guaranteed
not to change in a backwards-incompatible way between Git versions or
based on user configuration. This makes it ideal for parsing by scripts.
The description of the short format above also describes the porcelain
format, with a few exceptions:

1. The user's color.status configuration is not respected; color will
   always be off.

2. The user's status.relativePaths configuration is not respected; paths
   shown will always be relative to the repository root.

There is also 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.


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

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 linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
that the summary output from the status command will be suppressed for all
submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only for those
submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. To also view the summary for
ignored submodules you can either use the --ignore-submodules=dirty command
line option or the 'git submodule summary' command, which shows a similar
output but does not honor these settings.


Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite