I had an untracked file which was not appearing in a git diff and when I added it to the 'changes to be committed' area, it still doesn't show up in the git diff. I shows up with a
git status -v
If you'd like to see the staged changes in a diff, you can still use
git diff, you just need to pass the
david@pav:~/dummy_repo$ echo "Hello, world" > hello.txt david@pav:~/dummy_repo$ git status # On branch master # # Initial commit # # Untracked files: # hello.txt nothing added to commit but untracked files present david@pav:~/dummy_repo$ git add hello.txt david@pav:~/dummy_repo$ git diff david@pav:~/dummy_repo$ git diff --staged diff --git a/hello.txt b/hello.txt new file mode 100644 index 0000000..76d5293 --- /dev/null +++ b/hello.txt @@ -0,0 +1 @@ +Hello, world
If you only care about which files are staged, you can of course do a
git status, but
git diff --staged --name-only will give each staged filename on its own line.