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Root

git rev-parse --show-toplevel

Git directory

git rev-parse --git-dir

You can use its exit status to determine if the current directory is a Git repository.

Branch

git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD

HEAD indicates a detached head.

Commit

git rev-parse [--short] HEAD

You can use its exit status to ask if there is at least one commit.

Stashes

git stash list

You can use wc [--lines -l] to count stashes.

Rebasing

.git
├── rebase-apply
│  └── …
└── rebase-merge
   └── …

Is rebasing if rebase-apply or rebase-merge directories exist.

Porcelain

git status --porcelain

Porcelain format:

The [1][2] is a two-letter status code.

[1][2]
 │  │
 │  └── Status
 └───── Status (Cached)

Status code:

␣ → Unmodified
M → Modified
A → Added
D → Deleted
R → Renamed
C → Copied
U → Updated but unmerged
?? → Untracked
!! → Ignored

Modified

[*][M]

Added

[A][␣]

Deleted

[*][D]

Untracked

[?][?]

Modifications

[*][M]
[*][A]
[*][D]
[*][?]

Unstaged changes

[*][Not ␣]

Ready to commit

[*][␣]

Merge conflicts

[U][U]

Icons

Git ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fab fa-github-alt"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/github-alt

New (•)

Glyph: •
Page: https://unicode-table.com/en/2022/

Untracked branch ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-anchor"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/anchor

Push ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-angle-double-down"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/angle-double-down

Pull ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-angle-double-up"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/angle-double-up

Untracked ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-tint"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/tint

Modified ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-pencil-alt"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/pencil-alt

Added ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-plus"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/plus

Deleted ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-minus"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/minus

Ready ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-sign-out-alt"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/sign-out-alt

Rebase ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-wrench"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/wrench

Merge ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-code-branch"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/code-branch

Diverged ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-code-branch"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/code-branch
Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-unlink"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/unlink

Stashes ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-hourglass-start"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/hourglass-start

Tags ()

Glyph: 
HTML: <i class="fas fa-tag"></i>
Page: https://fontawesome.com/icons/tag