Is there a way to list all files currently under source control in git? (Not just those that have been modified).
If you want to list all files for a specific branch, e.g.
git ls-tree -r master --name-only
-r option will let it recurse into subdirectories and print each file currently under version control. You can also specify
HEAD instead of
master to get the list for any other branch you might be in.
If you want to get a list of all files that ever existed, see here:
git log --pretty=format: --name-only --diff-filter=A | sort -u
git ls-files command will do what you need.
git ls-files will only print files in the current working directory.
If, for instance, you have a git repo for dotfiles (
core.worktree = /), then you will have files outside the git root and that simple command won't work anymore.
In short, this will work:
git --git-dir "`git rev-parse --git-dir`" \ -C "`git config core.worktree || pwd`" \ ls-files
mkdir ~/dotfiles cd ~/dotfiles git config core.worktree / # Ignore all files by default, else Git will find all files under "/" echo "*" > .git/info/exclude # Add files at the git repo's root and somewhere in the work tree touch README git add -f README git add -f /etc/ssh/sshd_config # `git status` would now print: # new file: ../../../etc/ssh/sshd_config # new file: README git status git commit -m "Initial commit" # At this point, `git ls-files` prints only: # README git ls-files # But you can print all files inside the work tree. This will print: # etc/ssh/sshd_config # home/yourusername/dotfiles/README git --git-dir "`git rev-parse --git-dir`" -C "`git config core.worktree || pwd`" ls-files
If you want paths specified relative to your current (shell) directory, this does the job:
alias gls='git ls-tree -r master --name-only HEAD "`git config core.worktree`"'
and in the example above, it would print
You can also use the
gitk interactive repository viewer.
Please have a look at the image, on right side there are two options patch and Tree. If you select tree, you can view the folder structure for each commit.