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           git add [-n] [-v] [--force | -f] [--interactive | -i] [--patch | -p]
                     [--edit | -e] [--all | [--update | -u]] [--intent-to-add | -N]
                     [--refresh] [--ignore-errors] [--] [<filepattern>...]


           This command updates the index using the current content found in the
           working tree, to prepare the content staged for the next commit. It
           typically adds the current content of existing paths as a whole, but
           with some options it can also be used to add content with only part of
           the changes made to the working tree files applied, or remove paths
           that do not exist in the working tree anymore.
           The "index" holds a snapshot of the content of the working tree, and it
           is this snapshot that is taken as the contents of the next commit. Thus
           after making any changes to the working directory, and before running
           the commit command, you must use the add command to add any new or
           modified files to the index.
           This command can be performed multiple times before a commit. It only
           adds the content of the specified file(s) at the time the add command
           is run; if you want subsequent changes included in the next commit,
           then you must run git add again to add the new content to the index.
           The git status command can be used to obtain a summary of which files
           have changes that are staged for the next commit.
           The git add command will not add ignored files by default. If any
           ignored files were explicitly specified on the command line, git add
           will fail with a list of ignored files. Ignored files reached by
           directory recursion or filename globbing performed by Git (quote your
           globs before the shell) will be silently ignored. The git add command
           can be used to add ignored files with the -f (force) option.
           Please see git-commit(1) for alternative ways to add content to a


               Files to add content from. Fileglobs (e.g.  *.c) can be given to
               add all matching files. Also a leading directory name (e.g.  dir to
               add dir/file1 and dir/file2) can be given to add all files in the
               directory, recursively.
           -n, --dry-run
               Don't actually add the file(s), just show if they exist.
           -v, --verbose
               Be verbose.
           -f, --force
               command menu and directly jumps to the patch subcommand. See
               "Interactive mode" for details.
           -e, --edit
               Open the diff vs. the index in an editor and let the user edit it.
               After the editor was closed, adjust the hunk headers and apply the
               patch to the index.
               NOTE: Obviously, if you change anything else than the first
               character on lines beginning with a space or a minus, the patch
               will no longer apply.
           -u, --update
               Only match <filepattern> against already tracked files in the index
               rather than the working tree. That means that it will never stage
               new files, but that it will stage modified new contents of tracked
               files and that it will remove files from the index if the
               corresponding files in the working tree have been removed.
               If no <filepattern> is given, default to "."; in other words,
               update all tracked files in the current directory and its
           -A, --all
               Like -u, but match <filepattern> against files in the working tree
               in addition to the index. That means that it will find new files as
               well as staging modified content and removing files that are no
               longer in the working tree.
           -N, --intent-to-add
               Record only the fact that the path will be added later. An entry
               for the path is placed in the index with no content. This is useful
               for, among other things, showing the unstaged content of such files
               with git diff and committing them with git commit -a.
               Don't add the file(s), but only refresh their stat() information in
               the index.
               If some files could not be added because of errors indexing them,
               do not abort the operation, but continue adding the others. The
               command shall still exit with non-zero status.
               This option can be used to separate command-line options from the
               list of files, (useful when filenames might be mistaken for
               command-line options).


           The optional configuration variable core.excludesfile indicates a path
           to a file containing patterns of file names to exclude from git-add,
                   $ git add git-*.sh
               Because this example lets the shell expand the asterisk (i.e. you
               are listing the files explicitly), it does not consider


           When the command enters the interactive mode, it shows the output of
           the status subcommand, and then goes into its interactive command loop.
           The command loop shows the list of subcommands available, and gives a
           prompt "What now> ". In general, when the prompt ends with a single >,
           you can pick only one of the choices given and type return, like this:
                   *** Commands ***
                     1: status       2: update       3: revert       4: add untracked
                     5: patch        6: diff         7: quit         8: help
                   What now> 1
           You also could say s or sta or status above as long as the choice is
           The main command loop has 6 subcommands (plus help and quit).
               This shows the change between HEAD and index (i.e. what will be
               committed if you say git commit), and between index and working
               tree files (i.e. what you could stage further before git commit
               using git add) for each path. A sample output looks like this:
                                 staged     unstaged path
                        1:       binary      nothing foo.png
                        2:     +403/-35        +1/-1 git-add--interactive.perl
               It shows that foo.png has differences from HEAD (but that is binary
               so line count cannot be shown) and there is no difference between
               indexed copy and the working tree version (if the working tree
               version were also different, binary would have been shown in place
               of nothing). The other file, git-add--interactive.perl, has 403
               lines added and 35 lines deleted if you commit what is in the
               index, but working tree file has further modifications (one
               addition and one deletion).
               This shows the status information and issues an "Update>>" prompt.
               When the prompt ends with double >>, you can make more than one
               selection, concatenated with whitespace or comma. Also you can say
               ranges. E.g. "2-5 7,9" to choose 2,3,4,5,7,9 from the list. If the
               second number in a range is omitted, all remaining patches are
               taken. E.g. "7-" to choose 7,8,9 from the list. You can say * to
               This has a very similar UI to update, and the staged information
               for selected paths are reverted to that of the HEAD version.
               Reverting new paths makes them untracked.
           add untracked
               This has a very similar UI to update and revert, and lets you add
               untracked paths to the index.
               This lets you choose one path out of a status like selection. After
               choosing the path, it presents the diff between the index and the
               working tree file and asks you if you want to stage the change of
               each hunk. You can say:
                   y - stage this hunk
                   n - do not stage this hunk
                   q - quit, do not stage this hunk nor any of the remaining ones
                   a - stage this and all the remaining hunks in the file
                   d - do not stage this hunk nor any of the remaining hunks in the file
                   g - select a hunk to go to
                   / - search for a hunk matching the given regex
                   j - leave this hunk undecided, see next undecided hunk
                   J - leave this hunk undecided, see next hunk
                   k - leave this hunk undecided, see previous undecided hunk
                   K - leave this hunk undecided, see previous hunk
                   s - split the current hunk into smaller hunks
                   e - manually edit the current hunk
                   ? - print help
               After deciding the fate for all hunks, if there is any hunk that
               was chosen, the index is updated with the selected hunks.
               This lets you review what will be committed (i.e. between HEAD and


           git-status(1) git-rm(1) git-reset(1) git-mv(1) git-commit(1) git-


           Written by Linus Torvalds <[1]>


           Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list


           Part of the git(1) suite

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