Unfuddle STACK Tips & Tricks
Changes Not Staged For Commit in Git
There are 2 types of files detected by a
- Files that have been addded to Git with the
git addcommand. These are called tracked files and appear under "Changes not staged for commit".
- Files that Git does not know about, simply called untracked files.
Git does not automatically commit all these changes on
git commit. They first need to be marked as ready to be commited, or staged for the next commit - as Git calls it. This is usually done using the
git add command, which works for both tracked and untracked files.
# add+stage one file $ git add /path/to/file # add+stage all files, recursively $ git add .
git commit command will only commit the staged files by default, but it can also automatically stage and commit all the tracked files that have been modified with the
-a (--all) option:
# commit previously staged files $ git commit -m "Commit message" # commit all files tracked by Git, without the need of git-add $ git -a -m "Commit message"