The best answers to the question “Show git diff on file in staging area [duplicate]” in the category Dev.
Is there a way I can see the changes that were made to a
file after I have done
git add file?
That is, when I do:
git add file git diff file
no diff is shown. I guess there’s a way to see the differences since the last commit but I don’t know what that is.
In order to see the changes that have been staged already, you can pass the
-–staged option to
git diff (in pre-1.6 versions of Git, use
git diff --staged git diff --cached
You can show changes that have been staged with the
$ git diff --cached
In more recent versions of git, you can also use the
--staged flag (
--staged is a synonym for
$ git diff --staged
You can also use
git diff HEAD file to show the diff for a specific file.
EXAMPLE section under