On Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:31:51 PM UTC+2, Ben Ruppel wrote:
> I'm very new to git. I just created a new repository in a directory with
> existing code with Git Gui 1.9.4 in windows. All of the files that were in
> the directory appear to be listed in "Unstaged Changes" in the upper left.
> I'm not sure how to proceed. Should I commit them? I did set git up to
> use Windows end of line for checkouts and then to check back in with Unix
> style end of line, which is desired as this code is eventually heading out
> to a linux system.
> Can anyone explain what is going on with the files in the "unstaged
> changes" box?
This is normal. Git is just telling you that there are a bunch of files in
the current directory that haven't been added to the Git repository yet.
You would see the same unstaged changes if you run `git status` on the
After initializing a repository, you have to explicitly tell Git which
files are to be version controlled. Doing so is a two-phase operation. You
first stage, or add, which files you want to track, and then you commit the
first revision, typically with a commit message like "Initial commit".
git add src (adds everything in the directory src/)
git add README (adds the single file)
git add :/ (adds absolutely everything)
git commit -m "Initial commit"
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