On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:18:10 AM UTC+1, THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> It seems potentially problematic to commit a single source code file, and
> not all source code. Potentially, for example in Java, the project might
> not even compile.
> What circumstance(s) would a single necessitate a single file commit?
Some times you just want to change one file. Then you just commit a single
file. Probably you do this by first staging/indexing the file in question
with git add [filename].
If you want to test whether your Java project compiles with the
staged/indexed changes alone, disregarding other changes in the working
directory, it's wise to first do a git stash save --keep-index and run
If all looks good, you commit, and afterwards run git stash pop to get the
other changes back to the working directory.
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