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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:

           •   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. 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:

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

           •   no - Show no ignored files.

           •   matching - Shows ignored files and directories matching an ignore pattern.

               When matching mode is specified, paths that explicity 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.

           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 forms

           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.

       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
                    [AMD]   not updated
           M        [ MD]   updated in index
           A        [ MD]   added to index
           D                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]        R    renamed in work tree
           [ D]        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.

       # 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 worktree.

       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-config(1)).


       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)). 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




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