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Development Tools Introduction to Git First Commits First Commits

Git status no medals showing


I do not see the file medals.html in my git when I run the git status command. I only get bronze.html to show after I run the command git status, but the teacher's console shows bronze.html and medals.html.

What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

My Code:

treehouse:~/workspace$ ls

treehouse:~/workspace$ cd medals

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ ls
bronze.html medals.html

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/treehouse/workspace/medals/.git/

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ ls
bronze.html medals.html

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ ls -a
. .. bronze.html .git medals.html

treehouse:~/workspace/medals$ git status
On branch master
Untracked files:
(use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

Here is the video lesson First Commits video

1 Answer

Hi Christine Vallestad ! This is an interesting one!

Looking at the response logged after you entered git init, it seems like there was already an existing repository in this directory. When you run git init for the first time in a directory, you should receive a message similar to the one that you see on Jay's screen: "Initialized empty Git repository in /home/treehouse/workspace/medals/.git/". Instead, yours says Reinitialized!

If you've already completed the steps later in the sequence (adding the medals.html file, and completing the commit) then you wouldn't see the medals.html file when you enter git status.

I'd recommend that you create a new workspace and try this over again. If your git init response message says it has been Initialized (as opposed to Reinitialized!) then you'll know you're starting from a clean slate :-)