git add is a command that is used to stage changes in a Git repository. It allows you to select specific files or changes that you want to include in the next commit.
git add, you will need to specify the files or changes that you want to stage. This can be done using file names or patterns, such as
git add file.txt or
git add *.txt. You can also use the
git add . command to stage all changes in the current directory and its subdirectories.
Add Files to Git
Here is an example of how to use
$ git add file.txt $ git add *.txt $ git add .
Once you have staged the changes you want to include in the next commit, you can use the
git commit command to commit the changes to the repository.
Git add only stages Changes
git add only stages changes, it does not actually make any changes to the files in your repository. To apply the staged changes to your files, you will need to use the
git commit command.
Git Add Only Effect Local Repository
git add is a local command, which means that it only affects the repository on your local machine. It does not send the staged changes to a remote repository, such as GitHub.
Git Add can stage multiple times
You can use the
git add command multiple times to stage changes in different files or directories. Each time you run
git add, the changes you specify will be staged and added to the list of changes that will be included in the next commit.
Revert Git Add
f you want to unstage changes that you have previously staged with
git add, you can use the
git reset command. This will remove the changes from the staging area, allowing you to make further changes or start over.
Stage Changes of Individual Lines
git add command has a number of options that allow you to customize its behavior. For example, you can use the
-p option to interactively choose which changes to stage, or the
--patch option to stage changes made to individual lines within a file.
Git Add to Stage Changes of Specific Directory
You can use the
git add command to stage changes in a specific directory or subdirectory by specifying the directory name as an argument. For example,
git add mydirectory will stage all changes in the
mydirectory directory and its subdirectories.
Temporary Store Changes
git add command can be used in combination with other Git commands, such as
git diff and
git stash, to manage changes in your repository. For example, you can use
git stash save to temporarily store changes and
git stash apply to apply the changes later.