Git Status – Show The Working Tree Status

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The git status command is used to display the state of the current working directory and staging area. git status command will list staged changes, current changes. It will not list any history related information.

List Tracked and Untracked Files

We will start with a simple git status usage. We do not provide any option. This will list tracked and untracked files in a git repository.

List Tracked and Untracked Files
List Tracked and Untracked Files

Show In Short Format

If we want to just list the tracked and untracked files and folders in a short form we can use -s. As we can see below only the file and folder and status will be listed. ?? means untracked.

Show In Short Format
Show In Short Format

Show Branch Status

If we want to print also the branch status we can provide -b option like below.

Show Branch Status
Show Branch Status

Verbose Status

We can also list current tracked and untracked files and folders in a verbose mode. We will use -v option.

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