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We shouldn't parse output of git-status

See original GitHub issue

Currently in, we parse the output of git status and check for HEAD detached, to determine whether we’re on a branch or not.

This is a bad practice because the output of git status is meant to be human-readable, not to be parsed by programs. We should probably use a program-friendly interface to determine whether HEAD is detached from branch.

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  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:6 (5 by maintainers)

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iBugcommented, Sep 9, 2018

Yep I know there’s a --porcelain option. But git status is meant for working tree/staging area, etc., not whether HEAD is detached. The use of git status is intrinsically wrong. If that option worked it would have been suggested in that SO question. @j-f1 @angussidney

j-f1commented, Sep 8, 2018

I think there’s some sort of option that can be passed to git status that allows you to specify the output format.

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