How do I get the list of files about to be updated by `git pull` without knowing the branch name or what it tracks?
How do I get the list of files that are about to be updated (or were just updated) by
git pull so i can parse them and take appropriate action in a script?
The accepted answer to this similar looking question showed me that I can get a list of commits with
git fetch && git log master..origin/master
but this is no good for me because I need a list of files, and my script cannot assume that the branch is
master or that the current branch is tracking
Through a little experimentation (and @Jonathan's comment), I have found that
git fetch && git diff master origin/master --name-only
is nearly there, but now I need to find a way to get the current branch and what it's tracking so that I can execute something like this (python):
"git fetch && git diff %s %s --stat" % (this_branch, tracked_branch)
I feel like I'm most of the way there, as now I only really need to know how to get the current branch and what it's tracking, but I've given a wider context in the hope that someone knows a much simpler way of solving this (
git incoming --files would be nice ;)
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