I want to get a quick overview of the local changes in my repository, but I don't want a diff that shows deleted files, since every single line is a minus.
Basically, I want something like
'git diff HEAD . In an ideal world, it would be preceded by the list of deleted and added files, but not show the diffs within them.
I was most of the way through writing a utility that does this:
git diff HEAD `git status | grep modified | cut -d : -f 2`
when I wondered if there was some git-y way to do it instead. Is there a flag I'm missing? I'd love to preserve the color output, too.