git-diagnose - Linux


git-diagnose is a versatile tool for identifying and resolving issues within a Git repository. It analyzes the repository’s history, configuration, and current state, providing insights and recommendations to enhance workflow efficiency.


git diagnose [options] [paths...]


  • -a, –all: Diagnose all repositories under the current directory.
  • -b, –branch: Diagnose the specified branch or branches.
  • -f, –file: Diagnose the specified file path.
  • -L, –long: Display detailed diagnostics and recommendations.
  • -m, –metric: Select specific metric(s) to diagnose.
  • -n, –no-color: Disable color output.
  • -q, –quiet: Suppress all output except errors.
  • -t, –tag: Diagnose the specified tag or tags.
  • -v, –verbose: Display verbose output, including diagnostic steps.
  • –format: Output format (text, json, csv). Default is text.
  • –help: Display help and usage information.


Diagnose local repository:

git diagnose

Diagnose specific file:

git diagnose -f path/to/file.txt

Diagnose all repositories under current directory:

git diagnose -a

Display verbose output:

git diagnose -v

Common Issues

  • Missing dependency: Ensure you have the git-diagnose package installed before using the command.
  • Access denied: Verify that you have read access to the repository you’re trying to diagnose.
  • Unresolved merge conflicts: Resolve any outstanding merge conflicts before using git-diagnose.


  • Script automation: Integrate git-diagnose into automated scripts to regularly check for and resolve repository issues.
  • Pre-commit hooks: Use git-diagnose as a pre-commit hook to prevent problematic commits from being pushed.
  • Continuous integration (CI): Incorporate git-diagnose into CI pipelines to detect issues early in the development cycle.

Related Commands

  • git diff: Compare changes between commits.
  • git gc: Perform garbage collection on the repository.
  • git status: Show the state of the current working tree.

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