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Stage files – Git

Summary

To stage all of the files in your current directory, enter the following command in your terminal:

git add .

To stage a particular file, enter the following command in your terminal:

git add file-name

Details

To check if the right files were staged correctly, enter the following command in your terminal:

git status

You should see the files you added underneath the section called “Changes to be committed:”. For example, if you’ve staged your README.md file, you should something similar to the following output (you may be on a different branch):

On branch master
Changes to be committed:
  (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)

	new file:   README.md

Exercises

Run the git add . command from the Summary to stage your files.

References

Pro Git book on the official Git website (see the section called “Initializing a Repository in an Existing Directory”)

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