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Git Status and the Hidden .git Directory

git status is a command you'll use all the time when working with Git repositories.

This command will show the current branch you're on, and your commit history.

Since our repository is new, there isn't much to see:

$ git status
On branch main
No commits yet
nothing to commit (create/copy

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00:00 git status is a command that you will use all the time right now there isn't much to see but there is already a bunch of information here we can see that we're on the main branch there are no commits but we can create some by creating files and using git add to track them now this is powered by our

00:18 hidden dot git directory so what happens if we remove that directory git status no longer works because this is no longer a repository just a folder so let's run git init again inside this directory to get back to where we were