Note, Because I just joined, I’m only allowed to add one image. Hopefully soon I can edit with more images to help clarify this post (An error occurred: Sorry, new users can only put one embedded media item in a post.)
Question: Is it possible for Cursor to learn about the git meta-data of a repo? Right now I’m striking out:
The Cursor App clearly knows what branch I am on (bottom left corner).
But the LLM has no idea:
(Just to be sure, I even directly opened the .git folder, but Cursor still claimed it had no way to see this information.)
Beyond git, Cursor seems to have a lack of “meta”-awareness of the file structure, even when specific folders are selected:
how many files are in the content/works folder?
As an AI, I don’t have access to your local environment or any real-time information about your system, including the number of files in a specific folder. However, you can check the number of files in the content/works directory by running the following command in your terminal:
One of the value propositions of Cursor vs Copilot is that it can read the whole repo. So of course the first questions I’m going to ask it are about the repo (branches, file structure, commits, etc) not just the code in the active file.
For example, it seems like it would be incredibly useful to be able to do/ask things like:
- What’s the different between branch A and branch B?
- How many files are in this folder?
- Where is the css being set? (This one was particularly disappointing, as I would expect Cursor to be able to do this based on the product description):
where is the css for this element set?
Based on the provided information, it’s not possible to determine exactly where the CSS for the read-more-link class is set.