Sergey Sharybin wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
> <artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> [+CC: Jens, the goto-guy for submodules]
>>
>> Sergey Sharybin wrote:
>> > Namely, `git ls-files -m` will show addons as modified, regardless
>> > ignore=all configuration. In the same time `git diff-index --name-only
>> > HEAD --` will show no changes at all.
>>
>> This happens because diff-index handles submodules explicitly (see
>> diff-lib.c), while ls-files doesn't (see builtin/ls-files.c). My
>> opinion is that this is a bug, and git ls-files needs to be taught to
>> handle submodules properly.
>
> Shall i fire report somewhere or it's being handled by the folks
> reading this ML?

Bugs are reported and tackled on the list.

>> > This leads to issues with Arcanist (which is a Phabricator's tool) who
>> > considers addons as uncommited changes and either complains on this or
>> > just adds this to commits.
>>
>> Does Arcanist use `git ls-files -m` to check?
>
> Yes, Arcanist uses `git ls-files -m` to check whether there're local
> modifications. We might also contact phab developers asking to change
> it to `git diff --name-only HEAD --`.  Is there a preferable way to
> get list of modified files and are this command intended to output the
> same results?

I just checked it out: it uses `git ls-files -m` to get the list of
unstaged changes; `git diff --name-only HEAD --` will list staged
changes as well.
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