'.' is useful with things like git diff.

git diff
  will show you all the diffs for the whole repo
git diff .
  will show you just the diffs from the current directory and
sub-directories.



On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Joe Cabezas <joe.cabe...@gmail.com> wrote:

> as said earlier.... '.' means the directory itself
>
> many git commands are recursive when you use a path as argument.... so
>
> git add path/to/file.dat
>
> adds the 'file.dat' file, but
>
> git add path/to/dir/
>
> add recursively all files in 'dir' directory
>
> SO
>
> git add .
>
> add all files in current directory, if that directory is the root
> directory (where .git folder is), basically means: "add all files modified
> and untracked"
>
>
> have fun!
>
> -Joe Cabezas
>
>
> 2013/5/16 John McKown <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com>
>
>> In UNIX commands, the period by itself means "the current directory"
>> On May 16, 2013 5:41 PM, "Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Recently there have been a couple of example commands that have a single
>>> dot '.' in the command line.
>>>
>>> In this case what is its proper meaning, that is, is it expanded by the
>>> bash shell, or by git it self, and what would its typical expanded version
>>> look like if it is the current dicetory e.g. fully qualified etc. ?
>>>
>>> (I ask as someone more familiar with Windows, so some of the linux stuff
>>> can still be a mystery ;-)
>>>
>>> examples on git@vger:
>>> Re: Pitfalls in auto-fast-forwarding heads that are not checked out?
>>>
>>> On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Another trick is to use "git push":
>>>>         git push . $production_sha1:refs/heads/**master
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> and
>>>
>>> 'git fetch .'
>>> in [PATCH 1/3] fetch: add --allow-local option,
>>> 16 May 2013
>>>
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