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authorJeff King <>2007-12-07 21:26:07 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-12-08 11:33:24 (GMT)
commit46f721c8fee9f1c027f96e2bf987ce6e7d05ab94 (patch)
treecc538c99132ea4dad626b5b26e7fb576d72b38c0 /Documentation/git-status.txt
parentc3ce3261281d00bcdd59907e76f421034ccb1261 (diff)
add status.relativePaths config variable
The output of git-status was recently changed to output relative paths. Setting this variable to false restores the old behavior for any old-timers that prefer it. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-status.txt b/Documentation/git-status.txt
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@@ -42,7 +42,8 @@ template comments, and all the output lines are prefixed with '#'.
The paths mentioned in the output, unlike many other git commands, are
made relative to the current directory, if you are working in a
-subdirectory (this is on purpose, to help cutting and pasting).
+subdirectory (this is on purpose, to help cutting and pasting). See
+the status.relativePaths config option below.
@@ -53,6 +54,10 @@ mean the same thing and the latter is kept for backward
compatibility) and `color.status.<slot>` configuration variables
to colorize its output.
+If the config variable `status.relativePaths` is set to false, then all
+paths shown are relative to the repository root, not to the current
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