I am looking for a way of detecting up front whether a git pull or git
merge would fail. The sort of script I want to perform is to update a
Here git okay is a place holder for the command I am asking for.
If a file has been changed outside of a commit then git pull fails with
the following error.
error: Your local changes to '...' would be overwritten by merge.
Aborting. Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can
I would like git okay to perform the pre-merge checks described in git
merge and return non-zero status so that the script aborts before the
server is stopped.
Possibilities I have looked for and not found include git merge
--dry-run. My best line of thought is git status --porcelain |
pre-merge-okay. That seems like a lot of work to make a pre-merge-okay
that deals with things like benign untracked files.
I have also asked this question on Stack Overflow but received no
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