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Old 04-07-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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I staged my home directory


I am trying git now and I did something stupid. I staged my home directory.

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Untracked files
[all my files in my home directory]
"nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)"
How to solve this (and keep my home directory)?
 
Old 04-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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It is meaningless because as git says, "nothing added to commit but untracked files present", which means it notes that you haven't added your home directory files to the repository, and you are saying you do not intend to do this. Proceed no further with git commands within this directory.

The more advanced version of this is that you can look at git files, visible or hidden (ls -a) and remove those files if you wish. You may also look at those files, but they are likely small and have no information in them.

My further assumption is that the files in your home directory are the same, untouched, as they were before you tried to stage the directory.
 
Old 04-08-2017, 03:02 AM   #3
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simply remove the ~/.git directory.

but, if you don't plan on putting it up on the intrwebz, this could actually be beneficial.
i think you just gave me an idea...
 
  


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