Git: git status command

git-status is a basic git command which shows current state of the working tree/ directory.

As you have probably noticed, a nice thing about Terminal is that we can see the history of commands that we have already executed. They do not go away when we run another Git command. Now this is great for remembering the steps taken to reach our current state, but as you can see, the majority of our screen is taken up with our previous Git commands. This can leave things a bit cluttered, especially when using help guides or similar commands that respond back with a lot of information.

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