Alex Feinman Alex Feinman - 26 days ago 21
Bash Question

Suppressing diffs for deleted files in git

I want to get a quick overview of the local changes in my repository, but I don't want a diff that shows deleted files, since every single line is a minus.

Basically, I want something like

'git diff HEAD <list of modified files only>'
. In an ideal world, it would be preceded by the list of deleted and added files, but not show the diffs within them.

I was most of the way through writing a utility that does this:

git diff HEAD `git status | grep modified | cut -d : -f 2`


when I wondered if there was some git-y way to do it instead. Is there a flag I'm missing? I'd love to preserve the color output, too.

Answer

You can do this with the --diff-filter option and specifying all but the "D" (deleted) criteria:

$ git diff --diff-filter=ACMRTUXB
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