Help: changes

The "changes" command:

Usage: fossil changes|status ?OPTIONS? ?PATHS ...?

Report the change status of files in the current checkout.  If one or
more PATHS are specified, only changes among the named files and
directories are reported.  Directories are searched recursively.

The status command is similar to the changes command, except it lacks
several of the options supported by changes and it has its own header
and footer information.  The header information is a subset of that
shown by the info command, and the footer shows if there are any forks.
Change type classification is always enabled for the status command.

Each line of output is the name of a changed file, with paths shown
according to the "relative-paths" setting, unless overridden by the
--abs-paths or --rel-paths options.

By default, all changed files are selected for display.  This behavior
can be overridden by using one or more filter options (listed below),
in which case only files with the specified change type(s) are shown.
As a special case, the --no-merge option does not inhibit this default.
This default shows exactly the set of changes that would be checked
in by the commit command.

If no filter options are used, or if the --merge option is used, the
SHA1 hash of each merge contributor check-in version is displayed at
the end of the report.  The --no-merge option is useful to display the
default set of changed files without the merge contributors.

If change type classification is enabled, each output line starts with
a code describing the file's change type, e.g. EDITED or RENAMED.  It
is enabled by default unless exactly one change type is selected.  For
the purposes of determining the default, --changed counts as selecting
one change type.  The default can be overridden by the --classify or
--no-classify options.

--edited and --updated produce disjoint sets.  --updated shows a file
only when it is identical to that of its merge contributor, and the
change type classification is UPDATED_BY_MERGE or UPDATED_BY_INTEGRATE.
If the file had to be merged with any other changes, it is considered
to be merged or conflicted and therefore will be shown by --edited, not
--updated, with types EDITED or CONFLICT.  The --changed option can be
used to display the union of --edited and --updated.

--differ is so named because it lists all the differences between the
checked-out version and the checkout directory.  In addition to the
default changes (excluding --merge), it lists extra files which (if
ignore-glob is set correctly) may be worth adding.  Prior to doing a
commit, it is good practice to check --differ to see not only which
changes would be committed but also if any files should be added.

If both --merge and --no-merge are used, --no-merge has priority.  The
same is true of --classify and --no-classify.

The "fossil changes --extra" command is equivalent to "fossil extras".

General options:
   --abs-paths       Display absolute pathnames.
   --rel-paths       Display pathnames relative to the current working
   --sha1sum         Verify file status using SHA1 hashing rather than
                     relying on file mtimes.
   --case-sensitive <BOOL>  Override case-sensitive setting.
   --dotfiles        Include unmanaged files beginning with a dot.
   --ignore <CSG>    Ignore unmanaged files matching CSG glob patterns.
   --no-dir-symlinks Disables support for directory symlinks.

Options specific to the changes command:
   --header          Identify the repository if report is non-empty.
   -v|--verbose      Say "(none)" if the change report is empty.
   --classify        Start each line with the file's change type.
   --no-classify     Do not print file change types.

Filter options:
   --edited          Display edited, merged, and conflicted files.
   --updated         Display files updated by merge/integrate.
   --changed         Combination of the above two options.
   --missing         Display missing files.
   --added           Display added files.
   --deleted         Display deleted files.
   --renamed         Display renamed files.
   --conflict        Display files having merge conflicts.
   --meta            Display files with metadata changes.
   --unchanged       Display unchanged files.
   --all             Display all managed files, i.e. all of the above.
   --extra           Display unmanaged files.
   --differ          Display modified and extra files.
   --merge           Display merge contributors.
   --no-merge        Do not display merge contributors.

See also: extras, ls