Git Status

git status is a command you can use in the command line to view the current status of a Git repository. When you run git status, you will see information about any modified files that have not been committed to the repository, as well as any untracked files that have not been added to the repository.

For example, if you have modified a file in your repository and have not yet committed the changes, git status will show the file as "modified." If you have created a new file and have not yet added it to the repository, git status will show the file as "untracked."

Here's an example of the output you might see when running git status:

On branch master 
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'. 
Changes not staged for commit: 
	(use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) 
	(use "git restore <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) 
Untracked files: 
	(use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) 

The output from git status can be helpful when you are trying to understand the current state of your repository and what changes you have made that have not yet been committed.

here are a few more things you might want to know about git status:

  • git status can be used to check the status of your repository at any time, whether you have made changes or not. It's a good habit to run git status frequently to stay up to date on the state of your repository.

  • You can use the -s or --short flag with git status to show a shorter, more concise output. This can be helpful if you just want a quick overview of the current status of your repository.

  • If you have made changes to your repository that you want to save (or "commit"), you can use git add to stage the changes, and then use git commit to commit the changes to the repository.

  • If you have made changes that you want to discard, you can use git restore to unstage the changes, or you can use git checkout to discard the changes completely.