The "git status" command only shows uncommitted changes locally. But what if we need to see "what files would get pushed if we did a push now?". The answer is not trivial (and no, "git push --dry-run" is not useful since it does not show changed files).

I've been looking for an answer, and since I am no git expert, it took me a while to find one, until @iosebi came to rescue. Apparently, what you need is this line of code:\

git log origin/master.. --stat

Thank you, @iosebi! I probably hate git a little less, now :)