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git commit -a -m "updates" / git commit -a should work

Instruction says "Now let's commit all the changes we've made to the current repository"

I don't understand what either of those commands do not work. Please help

7 Answers

If you want to commit all files with a message, you can use the shorter syntax

git commit -am "my message"

14,630 Points

Hi John, usually you just git commit with -message flag, and then git push with -all flag. Try that instead

Good luck, Deckey

No, I'll try it now, although I am finding the commit rather confusing. It just seems to me I should not get an error when specifying the "file" or "files" I am committing and although there is a specific '-a' option, it appears to be the default anyway

Still wrapping my head around this.

you are awesome Deckey!

14,630 Points

Haha, glad it worked and thanks for the compliment John :)

This link helped me getting my head around git workflow properly, maybe it will work for you too:


Good luck!

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

those are github commands.

That just short hand for git all files and comment all. Commit just means confirm everything is good to go.