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Old 08-14-2017, 02:21 AM   #1
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Git add question


When I do git status, I get:

Quote:
On branch master
Untracked files:
(use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)

.vimrc
eml-to-pdf-converter/
googler/
qutebrowser/
vimrc-file/

nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
Are the files not recognized?
But when I do
Quote:
git fetch googler
I get an update.

How is this possible?

Btw, I know this is probably a newbie question, but I am a starter so I would appreciate it if you would help me out.
 
Old 08-14-2017, 02:41 AM   #2
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I think I have figured it out myself.
 
Old 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM   #3
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@validator: it is good etiquette in this forum not just to write "I have figured it out" but also write how you did.
That might helpful to others and it is a small effort once you post you solved it anyway.

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Old 08-15-2017, 12:48 AM   #4
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Thank you for your reply, jinkels.

I am a beginner and I make beginner mistakes. This is what I had done: I have a directory that contains my repositories. Somehow I couldn't upload to Github at the time and I decided to run the git init command to this very same folder.

When you then run git status, you get the above message. The folders are not added, but it didn't feel right to me.

So, how to run an un init command? The answer is simple: remove the .git file from the directory.
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rm -rf .git
And everything is as it should be.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 01:49 AM   #5
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i use
Code:
git add .
or
git add *
or both, before commiting.
 
  


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