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every time want to commit i get these answers what does it mean?

every time i want git to commit i get these answers what does int mean any one know help

git commit -m "hello" On branch master

Initial commit

Untracked files: index.php

nothing added to commit but untracked files present

Blake Lieberman
Blake Lieberman
23,772 Points

Before you commit, you have to add.

git add . 

This will add untracked files to be able to commit.

2 Answers

jeremy rackley
jeremy rackley
22,336 Points

Before you can commit you need to add your untracked files by using the command git add <filename> where filename is the name of the untracked file, in your case above you would use git add index.php and the git commit -m 'hello'

thanks it worked