How to list all the files in a commit?

I am looking for a simple git command that provides a nicely formatted list of all files that were part of the commit given by a hash (SHA1), with no extraneous information.

I have tried:

Although it lists the files, it also includes unwanted diff information for each.

Is there another git command that will provide just the list I want, so that I can avoid parsing it from the git show output?


Preferred Way (because it’s a plumbing command; meant to be programmatic):

Another Way (less preferred for scripts, because it’s a porcelain command; meant to be user-facing)


  • The --no-commit-id suppresses the commit ID output.
  • The --pretty argument specifies an empty format string to avoid the cruft at the beginning.
  • The --name-only argument shows only the file names that were affected (Thanks Hank).
  • The -r argument is to recurse into sub-trees