status command is informational, it doesn't do anything to
a checked-out project, but it tells you something about it.
fossil status currently prefixes
the output of the
with information about the repository and checkout. The information
is in the form of the Artifact IDs of the
server code, the checkout, and the parent (of, I think the
This is useful for getting an at-a-glance view of the state of your project, especially in a situation where you need the artifact IDs.
Here is what I get when I issue a
status on my local
version of the fossil repository as I write this:
$ fossil status repository: /home/me/myclone.fossil local-root: /home/me/fossil/ server-code: 99d6c9cf3f262720579db177503812814d712fc7 checkout: a8c3a7ea9249281e0a1fb55fb31d2ad57844f848 parent: 21cecd209f7201f17e8a784c0d8f735603d440ae EDITED www/cmd_.wiki-template EDITED www/cmd_add.wiki EDITED www/cmd_all.wiki EDITED www/cmd_extra.wiki EDITED www/cmd_ls.wiki EDITED www/cmd_update.wiki EDITED www/index.wiki $
Once I actually make changes to the repository (say, a commit) most of that will change—all of those files showing as "EDITED" will be checked in and won't show up, and the artifact IDs will reflect the new state of the repository.
If the only thing you want to see is which files in the checked-out
source tree have changed in some way, use the
If what you want is the files in the checked-out source tree which are
not part of the project, use the