git status command shows the status of the working directory and the staging area. It list which files are staged, unstaged, and untracked.
git statusoutput does not show you any information regarding the committed history. For this, you need to use git log.
It shows you the changes which have been staged, which haven’t, and which files aren’t being tracked. It display what’s been going on with
git reset and
The status also include instructions for staging/unstaging files. Sample output showing the three “trees” maintained by git. the first one is your
Working Directory which holds the actual files. the second one is the
Index which acts as a staging area and finally the
HEAD which points to the last commit you’ve made.
$ git status On branch master Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'. Changes to be committed: (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage) new: test.txt modified: old-test.txt Changes not staged for commit: (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) modified: older-test.txt Untracked files: (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) new-test.txt
It’s a good practice to check the status of your repository before committing changes so that you don’t accidentally commit something you don’t mean to.