I want to merge two branches that have been separated for a while and wanted to know which files have been modified.
Came across this link: http://linux.yyz.us/git-howto.html which was quite useful.
The tools to compare branches I’ve come across are:
git diff master..branch
git log master..branch
git shortlog master..branch
Was wondering if there’s something like “git status master..branch” to only see those files that are different between the two branches.
Without creating a new tool, I think this is the closest you can get to do that now (which of course will show repeats if a file was modified more than once):
git diff master..branch | grep "^diff"
Was wondering if there’s something I missed…
To compare the current branch against
$ git diff --name-status main
To compare any two branches:
$ git diff --name-status firstbranch..yourBranchName
There is more options to
git diff in the official documentation (and specifically