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I can use
git status to see a verbose listing (also git status --verbose) and
git status --short to see a short listing.

How I can I change
git status --short be the default instead of the current default of git status --verbose.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

See this related stack overflow answer - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2927672/how-can-i-get-git-status-to-always-use-short-format

It looks like the best option would be making an alias, so you could type git s to get the short listing instead of git status --short and then just use git status for the --verbose listing.

git config --global alias.s 'status --short'
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Other people mentioned making a shell script called gits that executed git status --short; I guess that would save you one keystroke :P – paulrehkugler May 8 '12 at 2:17

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