On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 06:38:47PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> >> 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.

That diff command compares the working tree and HEAD; if you are trying
to match `ls-files -m`, you probably wanted just `git diff --name-only`
to compare the working tree and the index. Although in a script you'd
probably want to use the plumbing `git diff-files` instead.

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