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Linux 2.6 - man page for git-status (linux section 1)

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

       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.

	   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.

       -u[<mode>], --untracked-files[=<mode>]
	   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:

	   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. 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.

	   Terminate entries with NUL, instead of LF. This implies the --porcelain 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.

       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

       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

	   XY PATH1 -> PATH2

       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:

       o   ' ' = unmodified

       o    M = modified

       o    A = added

       o    D = deleted

       o    R = renamed

       o    C = copied

       o    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 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.


       Part of the git(1) suite

Git				    01/14/2014				    GIT-STATUS(1)

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