$ git checkout config.pl
$ git status

git checkout FILENAME will replace FILENAME in the work tree with the one committed (or if there is a version already staged then to that version). You loose your local work.

git checkout . will do it for all the files in the tree.

examples/out/status_12.txt
# On branch master
# Changes not staged for commit:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
#   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
#
#   modified:   README.txt
#
# Untracked files:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
#
#   setup.pl
no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")