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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:45:20 (GMT)
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Big tool rename.
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+v0.99.4, Aug 2005
+git-status - Show working tree status.
+'git status'
+Examines paths in the working tree that has changes unrecorded
+to the index file, and changes between the index file and the
+current HEAD commit. The former paths are what you _could_
+commit by running 'git-update-index' before running 'git
+commit', and the latter paths are what you _would_ commit by
+running 'git commit'.
+If there is no path that is different between the index file and
+the current HEAD commit, the command exits with non-zero
+The output from this command is designed to be used as a commit
+template comments, and all the output lines are prefixed with '#'.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <> and
+Junio C Hamano <>.
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite