What are short status ?

What are short status ?


short status is a one letter that summarize the file status


  • Added (A),
  • Copied (C),
  • Deleted (D),
  • Modified (M),
  • Renamed (R),
  • have their type (i.e. regular file, symlink, submodule, …) changed (T),
  • are Unmerged (U),
  • are Unknown (X),
  • or have had their pairing Broken (B)


git status -s
git diff-index --diff-filter=AM --name-only  HEAD

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