On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 02:06:38PM -0700, Ed Pataky wrote: > Thank you ... about "git add" i thought once you add the file you > never have to do that again? ... doesn't "add" tell git to track the > file? and if so, why do you have to do it again?
Many VCSs work the way you mention above, you add once, then just committing is enough - e.g. SVN. Git has a staging area where you put changes before committing them: http://gitready.com/beginner/2009/01/18/the-staging-area.html Look for instance at `git add -p` to see what kind of power Git's way offers you when committing changes. It's actually a great thing, and I'm sure that once you get used to it you'll miss it whenever you are forced to work with a VCS that doesn't work like Git. /M -- Magnus Therning OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4 email: mag...@therning.org jabber: mag...@therning.org twitter: magthe http://therning.org/magnus I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind. -- Alan Kay
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