due to bureaucracy, I need to get a list of all changed files in my repository(I started with existing source code).
What should I run to get this list?
For files changed between a given SHA and your current commit:
git diff --name-only <starting SHA> HEAD
or if you want to include changed-but-not-yet-committed files:
git diff --name-only <starting SHA>
More generally, the following syntax will always tell you which files changed between two commits (specified by their SHAs or other names):
git diff --name-only <commit1> <commit2>