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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Getting a list of the changed files

As seen in the previous recipe where a list of fixed issues was extracted from the history, a list of all the files that have been changed since the last release can also easily be extracted. The files can be further filtered to find those that have been added, deleted, modified, and so on.

Getting ready

The same repository and HEAD position (HEAD pointing to b14a939) as seen in the previous recipe will be used. The release is also the same, which is v3.1.0.201310021548-r.

How to do it...

The following command lists all the files changed since the last release (v3.1.0.201310021548-r):

$ git diff --name-only v3.1.0.201310021548-r..HEAD

How it works...

The git diff command operates on the same revision range as git log did in the previous recipe. By specifying --name-only, Git will only give the paths of the files as output changed by the commits in the range specified.

There's more...

The output of the command can be further filtered; if we only want to show which files have been deleted in the repository since the last commit, we can use the --diff-filter switch with git diff:

$ git diff --name-only --diff-filter=D  v3.1.0.201310021548-r..HEAD 

There are also switches for the files that have been added (A), copied (C), deleted (D), modified (M), renamed (R), and so on.

See also

  • For more information, visit the help page by running git help diff