Rene Scharfe  committed fd93141

Document git-runstatus

I copied most of the text from git-status.txt.

Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/git-runstatus.txt

+git-runstatus - A helper for git-status and git-commit
+'git-runstatus' [--color|--nocolor] [--amend] [--verbose] [--untracked]
+Examines paths in the working tree that has changes unrecorded
+to the index file, and changes between the index file and the
+current HEAD commit.  The former paths are what you _could_
+commit by running 'git-update-index' before running 'git
+commit', and the latter paths are what you _would_ commit by
+running 'git commit'.
+If there is no path that is different between the index file and
+the current HEAD commit, the command exits with non-zero status.
+Note that this is _not_ the user level command you would want to
+run from the command line.  Use 'git-status' instead.
+	Show colored status, highlighting modified file names.
+	Turn off coloring.
+	Show status based on HEAD^1, not HEAD, i.e. show what
+	'git-commit --amend' would do.
+	Show unified diff of all file changes.
+	Show files in untracked directories, too.  Without this
+	option only its name and a trailing slash are displayed
+	for each untracked directory.
+The output from this command is designed to be used as a commit
+template comments, and all the output lines are prefixed with '#'.
+Originally written by Linus Torvalds <> as part
+of git-commit, and later rewritten in C by Jeff King.
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite

File Documentation/git.txt

 	Pick out and massage parameters.
+	A helper for git-status and git-commit.
 	Send patch e-mails out of "format-patch --mbox" output.

File builtin-runstatus.c

 extern int wt_status_use_color;
 static const char runstatus_usage[] =
-"git-runstatus [--color|--nocolor] [--amend] [--verbose]";
+"git-runstatus [--color|--nocolor] [--amend] [--verbose] [--untracked]";
 int cmd_runstatus(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)