On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Valerio Pachera <siri...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm a git beginner.
> I have a github account.
> I created an empty repository and cloned it on my laptop.
> I added 2 files then
> git add file1 file2
> git commit -s
> git push
> Everything is fine.
> I made changed to the readme.md, file1 and file2.
> What I wish now is to commit *only* the changes I made to file1.
> The problem is that I run 'git commit -a' before.
> I tried to
> git rm --cached -r .
> git add file1
> git commit --amend
> but I get the message
>  4 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 918 deletions(-)
> It seems more that it tries to remove the files I've been un-tracking .
> I'm probably reasoning the wrong way.
> What do you suggest to do?

If you have `git commit -a` on changes and then change your mind about
what you did, then first realise that not all is lost!  What you want
is to rewrite history.  You should read about `git rebase -i`
carefully, ideally in more than one place and then proceed with
caution.  A good place to start with rebasing is

In this particular case though.  Since you have so little history to
deal with, it might just be easier to start over on a new repo
instead.  It depends on the nature of the changes you made...


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