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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Interactive add


The exposed staging area Git offers sometimes lead to confusion, especially when adding a file, changing it a bit, and then adding the file again to be able to commit the changes made after the first add. While this can seem a bit cumbersome to add the file after every little change, it is also a big advantage that you can stage and unstage changes. With the git add command, it is even possible to only add some changes to a file in the staging area. This comes in handy especially if you make a lot of changes to a file and for example, want to split the changes into bug fixes, refactoring, and features. This example will show how you can easily do this.

Getting ready

Again, we'll use the cookbook-tips-tricks repository. Clone it and check out the interactive branch:

$ git clone https://github.com/dvaske/cookbook-tips-tricks.git
$ cd cookbook-tips-tricks
$ git checkout interactive

How to do it...

First, we need some changes to be added; we do this by a resetting the latest commit...