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       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 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.


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

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

           Show the number of entries currently stashed away.

           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.

           The version parameter is used to specify the format version. This is
           optional and defaults to the original version v1 format.

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

       -v, --verbose
           In addition to the names of files that have been changed, also show
           the textual changes that are staged to be committed (i.e., like the
           output of git diff --cached). If -v is specified twice, then also
           show the changes in the working tree that have not yet been staged
           (i.e., like the output of git diff).

       -u[<mode>], --untracked-files[=<mode>]
           Show untracked files.

           The mode parameter is used to specify the handling of untracked
           files. It is optional: it defaults to all, and if specified, it must
           be stuck to the option (e.g.  -uno, but not -u no).

           The possible options are:

           o   no - Show no untracked files.

           o   normal - Shows untracked files and directories.

           o   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. Consider enabling untracked cache and split index
           if supported (see git update-index --untracked-cache and git
           update-index --split-index), Otherwise 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 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 git-config(1) or 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.

           The mode parameter is used to specify the handling of ignored files.
           It is optional: it defaults to traditional.

           The possible options are:

           o   traditional - Shows ignored files and directories, unless
               --untracked-files=all is specified, in which case individual
               files in ignored directories are displayed.

           o   no - Show no ignored files.

           o   matching - Shows ignored files and directories matching an ignore

           When matching mode is specified, paths that explicitly match an
           ignored pattern are shown. If a directory matches an ignore pattern,
           then it is shown, but not paths contained in the ignored directory.
           If a directory does not match an ignore pattern, but all contents are
           ignored, then the directory is not shown, but all contents are shown.

           Terminate entries with NUL, instead of LF. This implies the
           --porcelain=v1 output format if no other format is given.

       --column[=<options>], --no-column
           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 respectively.

       --ahead-behind, --no-ahead-behind
           Display or do not display detailed ahead/behind counts for the branch
           relative to its upstream branch. Defaults to true.

       --renames, --no-renames
           Turn on/off rename detection regardless of user configuration. See
           also git-diff(1) --no-renames.

           Turn on rename detection, optionally setting the similarity
           threshold. See also git-diff(1) --find-renames.

           See the pathspec entry in gitglossary(7).


       The output from this command is designed to be used as a commit template
       comment. 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 one of these

           XY PATH
           XY ORIG_PATH -> PATH

       where ORIG_PATH is where the renamed/copied contents came from. ORIG_PATH
       is only shown when the entry is renamed or copied. 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.

       There are three different types of states that are shown using this
       format, and each one uses the XY syntax differently:

       o   When a merge is occurring and the merge was successful, or outside of
           a merge situation, X shows the status of the index and Y shows the
           status of the working tree.

       o   When a merge conflict has occurred and has not yet been resolved, X
           and Y show the state introduced by each head of the merge, relative
           to the common ancestor. These paths are said to be unmerged.

       o   When a path is untracked, X and Y are always the same, since they are
           unknown to the index.  ?? is used for untracked paths. Ignored files
           are not listed unless --ignored is used; if it is, ignored files are
           indicated by !!.

       Note that the term merge here also includes rebases using the default
       --merge strategy, cherry-picks, and anything else using the merge

       In the following table, these three classes are shown in separate
       sections, and these characters are used for X and Y fields for the first
       two sections that show tracked paths:

       o   ' ' = unmodified

       o   M = modified

       o   T = file type changed (regular file, symbolic link or submodule)

       o   A = added

       o   D = deleted

       o   R = renamed

       o   C = copied (if config option status.renames is set to "copies")

       o   U = updated but unmerged

           X          Y     Meaning
                    [AMD]   not updated
           M        [ MTD]  updated in index
           T        [ MTD]  type changed in index
           A        [ MTD]  added to index
           D                deleted from index
           R        [ MTD]  renamed in index
           C        [ MTD]  copied in index
           [MTARC]          index and work tree matches
           [ MTARC]    M    work tree changed since index
           [ MTARC]    T    type changed in work tree since index
           [ MTARC]    D    deleted in work tree
                       R    renamed in work tree
                       C    copied 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

       Submodules have more state and instead report M the submodule has a
       different HEAD than recorded in the index m the submodule has modified
       content ? the submodule has untracked files since modified content or
       untracked files in a submodule cannot be added via git add in the
       superproject to prepare a commit.

       m and ? are applied recursively. For example if a nested submodule in a
       submodule contains an untracked file, this is reported as ? as well.

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

           ## branchname tracking info

   Porcelain Format Version 1
       Version 1 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.

       Any submodule changes are reported as modified M instead of m or single

   Porcelain Format Version 2
       Version 2 format adds more detailed information about the state of the
       worktree and changed items. Version 2 also defines an extensible set of
       easy to parse optional headers.

       Header lines start with "#" and are added in response to specific command
       line arguments. Parsers should ignore headers they don't recognize.

       Branch Headers

           If --branch is given, a series of header lines are printed with
           information about the current branch.

               Line                                     Notes
               # branch.oid <commit> | (initial)        Current commit.
               # branch.head <branch> | (detached)      Current branch.
               # branch.upstream <upstream_branch>      If upstream is set.
               # branch.ab +<ahead> -<behind>           If upstream is set and
                                                        the commit is present.

       Stash Information

           If --show-stash is given, one line is printed showing the number of
           stash entries if non-zero:

               # stash <N>

       Changed Tracked Entries

           Following the headers, a series of lines are printed for tracked
           entries. One of three different line formats may be used to describe
           an entry depending on the type of change. Tracked entries are printed
           in an undefined order; parsers should allow for a mixture of the 3
           line types in any order.

           Ordinary changed entries have the following format:

               1 <XY> <sub> <mH> <mI> <mW> <hH> <hI> <path>

           Renamed or copied entries have the following format:

               2 <XY> <sub> <mH> <mI> <mW> <hH> <hI> <X><score> <path><sep><origPath>

               Field       Meaning
               <XY>        A 2 character field containing the staged and
                           unstaged XY values described in the short format,
                           with unchanged indicated by a "." rather than
                           a space.
               <sub>       A 4 character field describing the submodule state.
                           "N..." when the entry is not a submodule.
                           "S<c><m><u>" when the entry is a submodule.
                           <c> is "C" if the commit changed; otherwise ".".
                           <m> is "M" if it has tracked changes; otherwise ".".
                           <u> is "U" if there are untracked changes; otherwise ".".
               <mH>        The octal file mode in HEAD.
               <mI>        The octal file mode in the index.
               <mW>        The octal file mode in the worktree.
               <hH>        The object name in HEAD.
               <hI>        The object name in the index.
               <X><score>  The rename or copy score (denoting the percentage
                           of similarity between the source and target of the
                           move or copy). For example "R100" or "C75".
               <path>      The pathname.  In a renamed/copied entry, this
                           is the target path.
               <sep>       When the `-z` option is used, the 2 pathnames are separated
                           with a NUL (ASCII 0x00) byte; otherwise, a tab (ASCII 0x09)
                           byte separates them.
               <origPath>  The pathname in the commit at HEAD or in the index.
                           This is only present in a renamed/copied entry, and
                           tells where the renamed/copied contents came from.

           Unmerged entries have the following format; the first character is a
           "u" to distinguish from ordinary changed entries.

               u <XY> <sub> <m1> <m2> <m3> <mW> <h1> <h2> <h3> <path>

               Field       Meaning
               <XY>        A 2 character field describing the conflict type
                           as described in the short format.
               <sub>       A 4 character field describing the submodule state
                           as described above.
               <m1>        The octal file mode in stage 1.
               <m2>        The octal file mode in stage 2.
               <m3>        The octal file mode in stage 3.
               <mW>        The octal file mode in the worktree.
               <h1>        The object name in stage 1.
               <h2>        The object name in stage 2.
               <h3>        The object name in stage 3.
               <path>      The pathname.

       Other Items

           Following the tracked entries (and if requested), a series of lines
           will be printed for untracked and then ignored items found in the

           Untracked items have the following format:

               ? <path>

           Ignored items have the following format:

               ! <path>

       Pathname Format Notes and -z

           When the -z option is given, pathnames are printed as is and without
           any quoting and lines are terminated with a NUL (ASCII 0x00) byte.

           Without the -z option, pathnames with "unusual" characters are quoted
           as explained for the configuration variable core.quotePath (see git-


       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 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.


       By default, git status will automatically refresh the index, updating the
       cached stat information from the working tree and writing out the result.
       Writing out the updated index is an optimization that isn't strictly
       necessary (status computes the values for itself, but writing them out is
       just to save subsequent programs from repeating our computation). When
       status is run in the background, the lock held during the write may
       conflict with other simultaneous processes, causing them to fail. Scripts
       running status in the background should consider using git
       --no-optional-locks status (see git(1) for details).


       git status can be very slow in large worktrees if/when it needs to search
       for untracked files and directories. There are many configuration options
       available to speed this up by either avoiding the work or making use of
       cached results from previous Git commands. There is no single optimum set
       of settings right for everyone. We'll list a summary of the relevant
       options to help you, but before going into the list, you may want to run
       git status again, because your configuration may already be caching git
       status results, so it could be faster on subsequent runs.

       o   The --untracked-files=no flag or the status.showUntrackedfiles=false
           config (see above for both): indicate that git status should not
           report untracked files. This is the fastest option.  git status will
           not list the untracked files, so you need to be careful to remember
           if you create any new files and manually git add them.

       o   advice.statusUoption=false (see git-config(1)): setting this variable
           to false disables the warning message given when enumerating
           untracked files takes more than 2 seconds. In a large project, it may
           take longer and the user may have already accepted the trade off
           (e.g. using "-uno" may not be an acceptable option for the user), in
           which case, there is no point issuing the warning message, and in
           such a case, disabling the warning may be the best.

       o   core.untrackedCache=true (see git-update-index(1)): enable the
           untracked cache feature and only search directories that have been
           modified since the previous git status command. Git remembers the set
           of untracked files within each directory and assumes that if a
           directory has not been modified, then the set of untracked files
           within has not changed. This is much faster than enumerating the
           contents of every directory, but still not without cost, because Git
           still has to search for the set of modified directories. The
           untracked cache is stored in the .git/index file. The reduced cost of
           searching for untracked files is offset slightly by the increased
           size of the index and the cost of keeping it up-to-date. That reduced
           search time is usually worth the additional size.

       o   core.untrackedCache=true and core.fsmonitor=true or
           core.fsmonitor=<hook_command_pathname> (see git-update-index(1)):
           enable both the untracked cache and FSMonitor features and only
           search directories that have been modified since the previous git
           status command. This is faster than using just the untracked cache
           alone because Git can also avoid searching for modified directories.
           Git only has to enumerate the exact set of directories that have
           changed recently. While the FSMonitor feature can be enabled without
           the untracked cache, the benefits are greatly reduced in that case.

       Note that after you turn on the untracked cache and/or FSMonitor features
       it may take a few git status commands for the various caches to warm up
       before you see improved command times. This is normal.




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