David Aldrich <david.aldrich.n...@gmail.com> writes:

Hi David,

> I am at the absolute beginning of learning git. Using git on Windows.
> I have done:
>>git init
>>git add *.cpp
>>git status
> On branch master
> No commits yet
> Changes to be committed:
>   (use "git rm --cached <file>..." to unstage)
>         new file:   file_A.cpp
>         new file:   file_B.cpp
>>git commit -m 'initial files'
> error: pathspec 'files'' did not match any file(s) known to git
> Why is this failing?

What shell are you using?  The above error suggests that the quoted
string 'initial files' is interpreted as two arguments 'initial and

IIRC, Git for windows comes with git-bash which is a proper unix shell
which probably also has completion for git commands.  In case you have
to stick to the shell you are using right now, you need to figure out
how to properly quote strings containing spaces...


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