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
To check if the right files were staged correctly, enter the following command in your terminal:
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
git add . command from the Summary to stage your files.
Pro Git book on the official Git website (see the section called “Initializing a Repository in an Existing Directory”)